Video Work | Photo/Installations | Documentary Projects

Art brought to the edge

The Boston Globe

By Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondant  |  December 27, 2007

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...That uncomfortable feeling of complicity played a role in Denise Marika's video installation "Downrush," the centerpiece of "Witnesses," a group exhibit at Axiom. Large video projections on either end of the darkened space showed a body in a cloth bag heavily thudding down a wooden bleacher. Similar bleachers stretched across the gallery, the kind you'd sit on at a Little League game. Marika invited visitors to watch and to imagine themselves inside the bag, compelling them to feel the responsibility of a witness..."


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