Sunday, March 4, 2012

220 - Seek Kali Collective

OM.2012.084 - Seeking Kali Collective - Insidiae - Box Assemblage -  15 x 17 x 7 cm. Materials are cloth, paper, string and mirror with collage elements.

Artist Statement -
Seeking Kali has been interested in exploring collage making because it allows for 3D expression vs 'flat' media and as a 3D art work it invites the viewer IN to experience the piece.
What intrigues us is that it has an assembling aspect both as (obvious) technique and as statement, i.e. bringing together pieces to make a whole that is more than the sum of its parts.
This way, constructing an art piece by way of collage can be seen as a metaphor for expressing an idea by way of connecting/weaving/bringing together separate thought fragments. In a meta way it can be seen to stand for a society's challenge to connect heterogeneous forces therein. 
The title, "Insidiae" with is Latin for conspiracy is a a play on words in relation to the method of art making we do as the Seeking Kali Collective. Our pieces are worked out as a group as a direct refutation of the idea of the artist as an isolated cultural worker.

Seeking Kali is William Evertson (USA), Susan Shulman (Canada) and Ria Vanden Eynde (Belgium)

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