Exhibition Information

In a Moment – Between Dreams: Davana Robedee
January 28 - February 22, 2019

Robedee practice includes large scale installations, drawings, and activated objects. Her works are indicative by ethereal aesthetic quality she achieves by incorporating electronics and sound in combination with unconventional materials such as paraffin, plastics, silicone or hot glue into her pieces. The cohesive outcome derives from ideas surrounding various phenomena such as visual aura, lucid dreams, and hallucinations. Robedee explains. “Because I am personally aware of the ways in which the brain performs ‘trickery’, I am always questioning the nature of human consciousness.  Many of my pieces function as direct metaphors representing the line between thoughts and matter, dream and wake, and consciousness and unconsciousness.

I closely follow the work of Lawrence Krauss, a physicist who describes ‘nothingness’ as simple instability.  Nothingness in the universe is unstable; and in states of instability- particles come and go, popping in and out of reality.  My artwork looks at this barrier between realms of existence and non-existence, and asks age-old questions like How do things become alive? and particularly, Where do we go when we die?

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