Monika Bravo_STUDIES for LANDSCAPE OF BELIEF
2013. 12 x 18 x 3" Archival pigment film and mounted on glass, aluminum 20" x 44" cotton rag archival print and aluminum.
Studies of the sculptural time-based installation under the same name that calls into question how we construct our lives according to our belief systems. The viewer experiences the piece as an image created with engraved text that is floating diaphanously in glass panels. These texts that generate skylines of real/imaginary landscapes are culled from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, (both a dialogue and description of illusory cities between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan). By carefully overlapping surfaces, texts and cartographies, a rich non material space of emptiness is achieved throughout the time-based composition. The sculpture presents nothingness as an object thus allowing for the space of the metaphysical to challenge the viewer.DRAWINGS available:-printed on Archival pigment film and mounted on glass, -cotton rag archival printtexts from italo calvino Invisible citiesinstallation view @ artist studio