Carried on Both Sides is a three-part immersive installation that uncovers the ancient history of the @ symbol. Featuring carved wooden columns, hand blown glass amphorae, glass murrina, a single-channel video, and soft sculptures made of kevlar, this project questions how present logics of freedom and exchange carry with them resonances of past imperial lives. This projectis the result of three years of collaborative work between Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova and has been generously supported by residencies and fellowships at Pilchuck and UrbanGlass.
Carried on Both Sides: Encounter One will be presented at LMAKgallery from January 19 - February 25, 2018; Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Two will be presented at Lesley Heller Workspace from April 18 - May 20, 2018; Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Three will be presented at the Knockdown Center in the fall of 2018.
Key Collaborators: Helen Lee, Lika Volkova, Alexander Rosenberg
Critical Writing: Art21
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Carried on Both Sides: Encounter One January 19 - February 25, 2018 LMAKgallery 298 Grand Street New York, NY 10002 http://lmakgallery.com/
Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Two April 18 — May 20, 2018 Lesley Heller Workspace 54 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 http://www.lesleyheller.com/artists/caroline-woolard/artwork/exhibition-carried-on-both-sides