Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oreen Cohen @ Transformer in D.C.

Drill Rig, 2011, hand cut digital collage, 11.5 x 17 inches.
image courtesy of the artist ©

Oreen Cohen: Running Drill 
Opening Reception: July 7, 6 -8 PM
1404 P Street, NW Washington, D.C.
Runs through July 16

From the press release:  Oreen Cohen’s installation Running Drill is inspired by her personal connection to Israel and the constant upheaval of its land, coupled with visits to the grounds of Bull Run in Virginia, whose soil is similarly saturated with struggle. 

Cohen states: “The Israeli territorial crisis runs into antiquity yet its subterranean scars do not show; Bull Run's terrain tracks back to the Civil War. Through the extending forms of construction equipment, Running Drill tries to exhume layers that have been long denied their history and essence, having been constantly reclaimed and rebuilt. Running Drill is not asking to revive what has past, but rather to accept the concealed and bring it forth as reliquaries of historical residue that make up the weight and the energy of revered spaces.”

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