EPS foam on wall, dimensions variable
The Americas Collection, Miami, FL
swarm suggests a site of collision, transformation and subversion. Small, white hybrid sculptural forms invade the gallery walls in an organic, virus-like pattern suggesting constant movement and growth. The walls function as metaphors for skin, alluding to sites of infection and contamination. The work’s camouflaged nature offers an unusual and “silent” zone that intersects with the sensorial space of the viewer. The persistent, intrusive forms unfold from the corner as they resonate with ideas of mimesis, matrix and cross-pollination. In a sense, the walls are growing a new skin, and generating a new self. The work suggests a perpetual state of transition, malleability and expansion. It examines situations or elements which may gradually and imperceptibly transform an entire entity, whether these are somatic or systemic. swarm speaks about the possibility and urgency of change, about social, cultural and political shifts, and about personal transformations and queer identities.
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