Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021
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To build the exhibition, American artist Mary Mattingly has been collecting snow melt and rainwater, some that has dripped through holes in the building’s roof. Cycling water through tubing just below the ceiling, she can evoke the feeling of rain inside the building. Like a large water clock, the building meditates on water-courses. The drips are caught in lachrymatory vessels while the sounds of the droplets hitting the containers echo throughout the space. Eventually the vessels fill, water spills onto the floor and the cycle repeats itself. The drips keep time.

The artwork was prompted by Kòbò Abe’s novel The Woman in the Dunes, a story about two people who must forever remove sand from a building. It is also driven by the speed of geologic change in Glacier National Park, or glacier time. Over the course of nine (Gregorian calendar) months, the exhibition space inside of 5 6th Avenue West will transform several times. Limnal (relating to lakes) Lacrimosa (weeping)

Limnal Lacrimosa is a free public art installation at 5 6th Avenue West. As the days grow shorter, it is open Mondays from 5-6pm by appointment and now also for listening hours on Sunday evenings. (www.limnal-lacrimosa.com)


Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021

Limnal Lacrimosa, 2021
       


Documentation of Limnal Lacrimosa

 

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