conceal / reveal

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February 2016

Conceal/Reveal is an alluring, video-based installation, created by Dana Heffern and Rebecca Weisman, in which a transparent surface is suspended from the ceiling, creating a platform for combined projected images of the surrounding architecture and live indigenous insects in a moving tapestry. Viewers are positioned below the still life and look up from a bed of garden mulch into an oneiric realm of lights, worms, and dirt, breaking through the projected surface and swirling in a cosmic mix. Trapped between the microcosm and macrocosm, the viewer has to navigate his or her own role in the alien still life. He or she is thus immersed in a cycle of impermanence and layered levels of representation. 

Conceal/Reveal will open at 339 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont with a reception on Friday, February 5th from 6-8 p.m., a joint artist lecture on Friday, February 12th from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and a closing reception on Wednesday, February 24th from 6-8 p.m.