Video Work | Photo/Installations | Documentary Projects

Timeout Telegram & Gazette, April 5, 2001
Artist unearths a first for Worcester Art Museum wall series

By Frank Magiera
Telegram & Gazette Staff

The Worcester Art Museum is about to test its viewers in it‚s latest installation „The Wall at WAMš series of murals. Ms. Marika‚s latest piece „Unearthedš projects a „ larger than life-sizedš video of herself on a 60 foot long wall. The placement of the video piece relates to the „Huntš mosaic, which is also on display inside the museum‚s Renaissance Court. Susan Stoops the curator of the exhibition said, „The installation, like all good art, brings together a range of Cultural issues and connects them to a specific place and time.š

Ms. Marika when asked about the installation said, „ The thing we forget about and what‚s beautiful about doing a contemporary piece in a setting with such history, is the connection to the human body, the aesthetic of the nude figure throughout history and time is one of reverenceš∑ The clay, both on the wall and in the projection was intended to connect with the Roman mosaics in the space ∑„It relates to the idea of exposing and unearthing things from the ground and how we unearth different cultures and find out about those people and that time in history∑š