THE BARBED MAZE

DENISE HIGGINS & GARY SMITH

23 Oct 2015 to 21 Nov 2015

Within the immersive installation, The Barbed Maze, Denise Higgins and Gary Smith coerce their audience into journey mode; herded and displaced in their movements through the space. Suspended barbed wire panels and mirrors create chambered areas that play with issues of confinement, interrogation and surveillance. In traversing the maze, dust motes coalesce into anatomies; disassociated voice snippets bounce across air pockets; a ruffle of space hints at being tracked. Which path will you take? Who can you turn to? Is there any chance of refuge?

The Barbed Maze, 2015, mixed media installation; dimensions variable. Photograph by Rob Little RLDI


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