The Gallery at Creative PinellasJanuary 26th - March 27th
Reiteration, the act of repeating something again and again, is woven throughout the exhibit. Nebulous, SWASH, and Pneuma were elements of two previous installations – with each new iteration building on and expanding its predecessor. MOVE, a collection of short dance films, is new to this exhibit. Dance film is by nature an iterative form, capturing ephemeral moments in a way that allows them to be repeated indefinitely. The Tree, also new to this exhibit, is a visible manifestation of reiteration. An old table was transformed into the base of The Tree and unused marketing flyers became the fanned sprouts of the succulent seed pods. The “soil” at the base of The Tree and in the garden boxes is in its second iteration, having been used by Helen French for a previous and very different project. The fabric which is the main medium for this piece was layered, sewn, braided, cut, and attached over and over and over again.
Reiteration connects diverse sculpted materials with various forms of sensor technology. McCaman has created a multi-sensory experience based around the concepts of movement, art, and visitor participation. Visitors are invited to physically engage with McCaman’s large-scale interdisciplinary sculptures and, as a result, impact the art itself.