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CAREN FLORANCE

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WE ARE LOST
CAREN FLORANCE

Exhibition Opening 6PM
THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 2018

EXHIBITION DATES: 
29 SEPTEMBER - 20 OCTOBER 2018
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Sitting within the overlaps of text art and visual poetry, these new works by Caren Florance are inspired by Matthew Kirchenbaum’s ideas on the materiality of digital media, where something that seems impenetrable and ‘lost’ can be painstakingly translated by forensic means. ‘We are lost’ is a series of gestural, abstracted translations of words and phrases used in contemporary attacks on women, communications that seem immaterial and fleeting on page and screen but sink deep into the psyche. Using printmaking to transmit these words without re-seeding their message is a cathartic act of disruption. The results seem impenetrable, but they follow the physical movements of traditional printing systems and so the texts can, with careful attention, be restored if desired. Or not: some things are better lost.

Earlier Event: September 22
FROM SMALL THINGS BIG THINGS GROW