Witness Mark

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Witness Mark

July 6, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Free

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Witness Mark is comprised of sculptures that ostentatiously merge manufactured materials into organic fantastical forms, amalgamations that both parody and actualize impossible illustrations or iterations of geological time. A “witness mark” is commonly known in artistic or manufacturing practices as a line, groove, seam, or register that indicates its alignment to a larger whole or boundary. Witness marks are proto-language, performing through the most minimal means necessary to designate a sculptural position in space.

These Romantic prop-like sculptures reference Greek vase painting, geological core samples, and Euclidean space-time diagrams, and are made from paper pulp, resin, wood, and found geodes/mineral deposits. These references conflate human scale at its most essential with a scale of geological history impossible to fathom, akin to Timothy Morton’s description of a hyperobject: entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place.

Details

Start:
July 6, 2018
End:
August 26, 2018
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://napoleonnapoleon.com/2018/07/06/sarah-tortora-witness-mark/

Venue

Napoleon
319 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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