I was really taken with her installation, which filled her upstairs room. I’d seen her abstract artwork before, and I love the addition of botanical imagery in the new work.
Victoria Manganiello + Julian Goldman
An excellent physical computing/industrial design piece referencing the history of computing stemming from Jacquard looms. The textile has alternating colored fluid and air bubbles running through it, so it looks immediately like a digital display but the physicality is also instantly apparent. It was mesmerising.
Last year she had an installation of tiny interventions in the landscape just outside one of the Colonels Row houses. This year she had a full upstairs room which she enhanced with similar interventions with a larger range of scale.
One of the most well-executed and arresting rooms in the fair. When I entered, the array of white projection-mapped half-spheres on the ground each had one huge eye blinking in the middle. The looping reel that’s projected on them continued to be aesthetically coherent and graphic. As we left, some kids were trying vociferously to figure out how the magic worked.
One entire room was filled with a site-specific installation of rolled book pages. Besides the overwhelming aesthetic experience of this book cave, it also created an unusual sonic environment; we had fun seeing how sound carried differently in the altered room.
Beautiful and well-executed web spanning a whole downstairs room. There was a memorable installation a few years ago in a kitchen space that was similar, but white instead of black; the tone in this piece took it further than just the typical associations with lace or spiderwebs.