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ArtPrize Seven SENSE UICA Grand Rapids Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts curator Heather Duffy PEX installation interactive immersive
This Mortal Coil
PEX, zip ties, sign vinyl, tape, painted wooden structures
Approximately 15'x40'x100'

Two sculptures in This Mortal Coil provide seating. Participants find rest, shelter from the sun, and new views of the artwork. Looking through the slats of the triangular benches creates more optical struggle as the brain tries to resolve the location of layers in space. Viewers become aware of their binocular vision, and the visual tension between near and far.