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Thesis exhibition – Making Sense

Exhibition at the Bolsky Gallery
Rachel-Wolfe_making-sense-1_800Materials List:Nautical Twilight2015
450nm of Tokyo blue photography gel
dimensions variable

Salt of the Earth
2015
100kg of Mediterranean sea salt
dimensions variable

Triangulation
2015
30sec of photographing lake Michigan in Winter
digital negative triptych, 33.02cm x 48.26cm ea.

Omniscient
2015
35mm photograph of Nordic stream water
101.6cm x 304.8cm

Sage Cypress
2015
29.57ml of essential oil
dimensions variable

This installation is composed of five elements- light, weight, time, distance, memory. Nautical Twilight is the span of time when sea navigation by horizon is not possible and land objects require artificial illumination for viewing. Salt of the earth denotes benevolence. Triangulation is a navigational strategy to locate an unknown point with two known points. Omniscient refers to unlimited understanding. Sage and Cypress oils evoke clear and open thought.

A printed and folded book containing a poem translated into nine languages, with an image from the triptych printed on the verso, was available for viewers to take with them.

The installation engages in ongoing iterations, considering the historical narratives and concerns of each geographical location. Viewers often describe a sensation of submersion, disorientation, confusion, calm and clarity, expanding and contracting as they move through space.

Video documentation https://vimeo.com/125363134

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