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Ata and To'o

2018

Sitting back; away from the path, a shallow puddle of sand. One has knelt to touch the seeds of yellow, to trick the barren bead into flourishing, to grow a limb reaching to ‘the hostile emptiness of the sky 1’, a pillar upon which to stretch the writhing map, it’s four faces twisting, seeking a fissure between the stones, it’s body unwilling to be read, it’s paths leeched and branded into hide, it’s terrestrial form a medium through which to follow the high sky.

1 Dick, P. (1999). Do androids dream of electric sheep? 13th ed. London: Gollancz, p.16.

An installation of yellow sand and grey slate stone, a strange pocket of a barren landscape speckled with unknown instruments of navigation...

Here the ritual of navigation has changed, the Stone inscribed is stowed away, a map of fabric is unraveled and pinned in place, its faces contorting, unappeased with its use, it wished to remain in the damp hollow earth, away from unyielding light.

 

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Caitlin Hickling, Woven Mat, Ata and To'o, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University
Caitlin Hickling, Ata and To'o, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University
Caitlin Hickling, Ata and To'o, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University
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Caitlin Hickling, Woven Effigy, Ata and To'o, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University
Caitlin Hickling, Ata and To'o, floor plan, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University
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Caitlin Hickling, Woven Effigy detail, Ata and To'o, contemporary art installation, sculpture, Nottingham, Artist, Nottingham Trent University