Shapeshifter

The New Dowse, Lower Hutt / Wellington NZ — 2010

In collonade form and parallel proportions, dressed in black and white, Babel and Portia conduct a one-word, one-number, one-sound dialogue – in duplicate.  Like a film, the changes in weather, swaying trees, spectators and other structures surface and disappear from the works' reflective and transparent planes.  Movement is stilled in the concrete body of the works, grounded, as Portia and Babel retain focus – taking turns to frame, interrogate and delete the other.