Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reader's Art 12: Maggie Miller

Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home   
Maggie Miller:

"The project is a visual interpretation of the book Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino.   Calvino’s book is a dialogue between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan as Marco Polo reports on the vast Tartar Empire through the lens of personal insights that arise from interactions each place.  A fourteen odd page mixed media piece, working with pop-up architecture and found prints, my work creates vignettes of Khan’s cities, participating in the conversation as a reader reflecting on Polo’s discoveries about the relationship between self and setting.  The viewer is given a chance to engage with a city fully assembled, stretching out as an accordion of compiled images and quotations.  Closed, pop-ups retreat back into blank pages, just as Calvino’s cities themselves are in essence bare canvases.  Prints draw on the discussions of the limitations of language in establishing a common vernacular of experience. "

Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home
March 12- April 26, 2012

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