CuatroH, Bogart, Bushwick, New York, 2014

More than half, Less than full, 2014 neon, water, rubber, electrical cables 152 x 122 x 5 cm installation views, CuatroH, New York, 2014 © Sophie Kitching, Maximiliano Siñani

More than half, Less than full, 2014
neon, water, rubber, electrical cables
152 x 122 x 5 cm

installation views, CuatroH, New York, 2014
© Sophie Kitching, Maximiliano Siñani

On the planar surface of the gallery floor, a rubber pool frames a circle of light in neon white. The elliptical, gibbous moon phase is made static underwater to terrestrially reflect the celestial. As the moon is mirrored in the seas or lakes, here the water envelopes the object and the reflection becomes its own source of light. Adjacent to this, patent gold is fixed to reflect within this representation. Slight movements in the gallery animate the image of the irradiant sheets. This white glow and its golden reflections are meant to reveal the surrounding darkness of the room and its embedded shadows.

Shadowfield images, video, and objects are placed in a circular way around the room allowing the eye and body of the viewer to navigate within the space. These multiple acts of observation are a means to engage different forms of interaction and perception. This installation, More than half, Less than full intends to juxtapose the close and the far, and the ephemeral with the immediate yet abstracted object. 

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rubber, neon, water, copper-zinc leaf, paper, c-print, video projection