By Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondant | December 27, 2007
"In area exhibitions this year, artists took chances, with compelling results....
...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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