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RACHEL WALLACE

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Substantially oriented towards perception and experience, my work celebrates these foundational elements of human life. Within life I find mystery: complex structures of consciousness and identity, reflexivity, beauty, poetry, infinite horizon’s of potentiality and perspective.

Not necessarily comprehendible, but possibly arguing in favor of the incomprehensible, these works issue from explorations of structuralism and feedback, all of which are self-referential states, activities or processes.

These works are optimistic and aim to celebrate our humanity, our many endeavors, while asking of us to suspend our sense of the known, of time and space: to open up the horizon for a moment of clarity amongst the chaos, which is undoubtedly harmonious.

Embracing mysteries as mysteries, we pass over any definite explanation and arrive at possibly lucid understandings of ambiguity. Somewhere between poetry and documentary, these works announce my non-, pre-, or post-linguistic understandings of identity, life, and world. They poetically document wonder, the inexplicable, and the complex with a principal theme of intersubjectivity and connectivity.

What is being communicated formally and theoretically issue from these complicated experiences of reflexivity, which

are explored optically, aurally, and linguistically. In these works the “meaning” is not necessarily found within the work itself but, rather, in the experience of the work. In this sense the distance between the participant and the work itself is collapsed.

While I engage in the inherent aspects of diverse media, I am also interested in our ability to perceive and communicate and the systems within which these activities occur.

My intention is to open a space for reflection and conversation about these ideas, perceptions and experiences. The inarticulable nature of the findings, for me, makes them all the more meaningful.

 

 

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