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Peter Lodato

Open Triangle 2

1993

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The artist has created two pure white installations that reflect the light within the space as it changes throughout the day.

In one work, three walls form a triangular enclosure with an opening at one corner. The top of the wall is slightly above eye level, and slants in so that from outside, it appears to have no thickness.

The companion piece is a wall relief that is the floor plan for the enclosure. At certain times of the day, the wall relief, its raised image 3" high, appears completely flat.

Exhibition

Peter Lodato: October 9, 1993 – January 31, 1994

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