Susan's work is an investigation of a tactile territory.
TOWARD NEW TONGUES
By Nyanda Smith
The gigantean billowing form clings to the wall. Waves of ashen paper coil and tumble, forming ridges and gorges that envelop and resist in turn. Splayed, the amorphous composition sits poised between weight and weightlessness: spatially clouding the built form it extends from.
(un)/fold began as an embodied response to the site – the institution (1). Drawing from Luce Irigaray’s concept of ‘sexed space’ (1985), the work exists as a reply to the architectural monolith’s stature representing gendered norms of selfhood and identity.
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