Risa Horowitz


Projects

infrontofamidbefore...(the combination and assembly of all these possibilities) | 2017 |

Installation at Art Gallery of Regina, October 12-November 26

Installation at Art Gallery of Regina, October 12-November 26

Installation at Art Gallery of Regina, October 12-November 26

Installation at Art Gallery of Regina, October 12-November 26

 

I woke to a bright blue glacier and wondered would I climb it? I couldn't land; I couldn't settle. I wandered, travelling fewer miles each day atop the spinning planet, travelling less than anyone farther south. I set out to track the midnight sun but was foiled. My plans didn't matter - only the lines, the boundaries, the edges, the land, the ice, the atmosphere. What stood out was the repetition of individual and collective acts within imaginations of discovery. I started seeing things, projections and mirages, despite the obvious duplication of the same things seen. Robert Smithson says vast moving faculties occur in this miasma. They crush the landscape of logic under glacial reveries. Limits and boundaries evade the rational order. Before the mapped revisions...iterations...repetitions...infrontofamidbefore, the combination and assembly of all these possibilities.


I did not climb that thing.


In June 2017 Risa Horowitz attended the Summer Solstice Arctic Circle Art+Science expedition. She and 29 artists and scientists joined the guides and crew of the tall ship Antigua. They sailed around the west coast of Svalbard, north of Norway, within the Arctic Circle, landing each day within one fjord after another. They moored to an ice floe that floated them around overnight. They scurried up and down snowy moraines, across rocky beaches, and very carefully through fields of artic flora. They grappled with their complicity. And they gave gentle leave to one another and themselves throughout such a life-changing experience.


www.thearcticcircle.org


catalogue with essay by Terri Fidelak

I Wanted to Console the Ice

They Went on Forever (Recherchebreen-Research Glacier, 77°29'6"N, 014°39'3"E, June 22, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

What is Majestic? (Fridtjofbreen-Fridtjof Glacier, 77°46'6"N, 014°34'5"E, June 22, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

I Wanted to Console the Ice (Northern Fjortende Julibukta-14th of July Glacier, 79°07'2"N, 011°51'1"E, June 13, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

I Caused a Landslide (Vårsolbukta-Little Auk Bight. 77°45'3"N, 014°20'2"E, June 21, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

I Woke to a Bright Blue Glacier (Smeerenburgreen-Blubber Town Glacier/Bjørnfjorden 79°37'0"N, 011°29'3"E, June 14, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

All These Boundaries (Southern Fjortende Julibukta-14th of July Glacier, 79°07'2"N, 011°51'1"E, June 13, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

A False Sense of Isolation (Ytre Norskøya-Outer Norway Island, 79°51'44"N, 011°26'8"E, June 17, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

There Were so Many (Smeerenburgreen-Blubber Town Glacier/Bjørnfjorden 79°37'0"N, 011°29'3"E, June 14, 2017)
chromegenic photograph, 72x26", 2017.

I Wanted to Console the Ice

What Is Majestic? (Northern Fjortende Julibukta-14th of July Glacier, 79°07'2"N, 011°51'1"E, June 13, 2017)
dye sublimation on polyester, 10x15', 2017.

infrontofamidbefore…(the combination and assembly of all these possibilities) from Risa Horowitz on Vimeo.


Ice and Sun from Risa Horowitz on Vimeo.

I set out to track the sun – directional; 24h in the round (Kvitfiskstranda/White Whale Beach) from Risa Horowitz on Vimeo.

Smeerenbergreen-sea-ice from Risa Horowitz on Vimeo.


Updated November 2017 | Acknowledgements | Copyright ©1998-2017 Risa Horowitz