Atoll (Idiorrhythmic), abaca, kozo, bull kelp, kombu fibers, single-channel sound
Photos courtesy Mario Gallucci
The project Atoll (Idiorrhythmic) began when I started casting small found objects like spoons, stones, and twigs in paper, creating skins or shadows of domestic and organic marginalia and configuring them into labyrinthine forms that one would happen upon, on the ground. I imagined these objects inhabiting a desert or beach, invoking a type of space which Roland Barthes described as idiorrhythmic – a negotiation of solitude and contact with others. From the center of the installation emanates the sound of snapping shrimp, whose increasing volume in our oceans warn of climate change. These incidental artifacts of nature and culture become witness to shifting ecologies and the interconnectedness of all things.