Front and Center
Hyde Park Art Center
September 14 – January 4, 2015
Tricia von Eck
Clinic consists of a set of photographs displayed in the Hyde Park Art Center's Kanter-McCormick Gallery and an installation situated in the Art Center's northeast hallway.
This work stems from my interest in philosophy and anatomy and how these disciplines relate to ideas of the sacred and the profane, particularly in respect to how we know or cannot know ourselves as bodies and/or minds.
The materials consist of paintings that have been extracted from my archive then ripped, broken and pulled apart. They are then repaired using medical supplies, candy and over-the-counter stomach relievers.
The gallery and hallway spaces are linked in concept and material but differentiated by their use and relation to the audience. Clinic asks the viewer to inhabit a gallery space where photographic objects are offered as subjects of rational examination. In the hallway the viewer is asked to enter the theatre of an installation space where materials are no longer fixed by a photograph but subject to periodic change through improvised performance.