Video Work | Photo/Installations | Documentary Projects

The Boston Phoenix, April 20, 2001
"Beam me up: Projected images"

By Randi Hopkins

When is a wall not a wall? And what is a wall anyway? Artist Denise Marika takes on the relationship between representation and reality at the Worcester Art Museum, where she will create the first projected (rather than painted) image for the acclaimed "Wall at WAM," an ongoing art program incorporating the 67- foot terra cotta wall in the museums Renaissance Court. Marika plans to project a video of herself, nude, as she slowly constructs a wall in clay. Her video "wall" coincides with the wall on which it is projected, juxtaposing the present and the past, the fleeting and the permanent.