A performance in three parts: Field Kallop

Works & Days Quarterly
No. 11, Summer 2014: Antipodes

A performance in three parts: Field Kallop

Excerpt:

The following fall, I invited Field to revisit this work in the context of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia. Expanding on the notion of site-specificity, our early conversations not only addressed the physical dimensions of the gallery in which her work would take place, but also geographic, cultural, and historic context. A Foucault pendulum—devised by physicist Léon Foucault to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation and permanently installed in Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute—reinforced the work’s relationship to planetary movement, bridging the mutual evocation of childhood science experiments and cosmological truths at play throughout her practice.

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