Terra Incognita

posted on April 26, 2022
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MAY 5 - June 12, 2022

701 Contemporary
701 Whaley, 2nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201

Wednesday - Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

In Terra Incognita, Naomi Falk and Greg Stuart present a landscape of 2x4s and textiles arranged throughout the gallery as a constellation of hills, islands, or indicators. This bellwether landscape is set against a larger and more profoundly unsettling multi-channel audio collage composed of various sonic materials, including meditation tapes, sleep aid recordings, and environmental and electronic sounds. The slowly shifting soundscape creates a sense of underlying movement and undulation throughout the installation.

Terra Incognita places viewers inside a dynamic and curious environment fractured with subtle shifts, signs of life, and whispers of alarm, drifting toward an uncertain future. As such, the work reflects the spatially and temporally dispersed forces of the late-capitalist-driven climate catastrophe, simultaneously ever-present yet often beyond our everyday perceptions.

May 5:

6:30 p.m., Exhibition Opening

7:00 p.m., Naomi Falk & Greg Stuart in Conversation with Michaela Pilar Brown

May 28:

3:00 p.m., Found Sound Workshop with Greg Stuart