Exhibition

Desiring to be Data for Others

23 Jan 2016 – 21 Feb 2016

Regular hours

Saturday
13:00 – 18:00
Sunday
13:00 – 18:00
Thursday
13:00 – 18:00
Friday
13:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free

FiveMyles

New York
New York, United States

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Amanda Turner Pohan's practice seems a cool and rational one—at first.

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It is based on precise scientific manipulation of chemistry, with additional aural and visual elements. While her installation appears clean, methodical, a presentation organized with minimalist clarity and order, one senses a vague urgency to quantify the unquantifiable.

Vials contain various arcane liquids; vapors and perfumed formulas derive from 'recorded data measured by sensors of the heartbeat of the artist.' Yet, the clinical easily transmutes into the poetic and the personal. The effect is oddly sensual, even erotic as the artist manages an olfactory manipulation that is subtle and evocative. Finally, Pohan's creative processing, packaging, and ordering, conjures a self-portrait that becomes a metaphor for the bodied and disembodied nature of human response.

 

Artist’s website: www.aphenomenologicaldomain.info

 

Curators

Carl E. Hazlewood

Exhibiting artists

Amanda Turner Pohan

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