The Function  of an Imaginary



The concept for my 2020 thesis exhibition, that never happened (insert pandemic), is structured around the idea of a wonky cathedral.  Patrons enter the liminal space of a 'narthex,' through an entrance flanked by floating, upside-down furniture, before entering the 'nave.'   Neon light, projection, sweet smells and sounds, layer the central space with a multi-sensory experience. Tucked behind hidden passages, viewers discover the realm of manufactured magic-making materials, where visitors can purchase their own salvation.  The power to emancipate oneself becomes evident.

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April Marten | Contemporary Artist | Represented by Monica King Projects | New York, U.S. |