Third Person

COCA Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch NZ — 2010

A procession of glass and concrete forms move, in both materials and substance, from light to dark and into the depths of the long front gallery. Embodying the rubric 'I', each work notes the presence of third and subsequent persons. The three Maquettes are 'read through' one another, personae or masks that reveal and conceal sex and strategy. Like Greek Muses, they line up – backing vocalists to the lead characters: the large glass, Untitled, and the wall-hung Je suis. Dissolving boundaries between subject and object, Third Person considers the transformative potential within perception and identity.