Cathy de Meste : Sleeping Through'00
The starting point for Sleeping Through'00 is the corner, 'the boundary between interior and exterior', between indoors and outdoors, between Inner and Deterministic; we are faced with what appears to be a direct transcription of the impossible; the unique design of these works takes them beyond the realm of a cultural craft into sculpture and mixed media, beyond any simplistic categorization. The title of the project captures the described image and concept. The relationship of the fictional world to reality is reflected in the constant preoccupation with the relationship of photography to painting and of either to experience reality; there is a naturalistic quality of light that creates an immediate connection to this as a world we know but yet have never experienced before; it is the ability of text to stimulate our imaginations and to communicate images and meanings to each of us, this consciousness prompts the artists to deal with the political, the geographical, and the everyday in a non-didactic way. At the same time a biomorphic quality is acquired through partial erasure, bleeding and multiple applications; the primary form will refer to the human figure and/or forms found in geographical landscape.