Nicking the Never: Marina Zurkow

"Nicking the Never" is a multilinear installation, a set of allegories about a young girl who's stuck in a kinetic world of emotional pitfalls. This kaleidoscopic trip into the self is based in the structure of the Tibetan Wheel of Life, a Buddhist teaching tool whose images luridly and vividly divide the human struggle into seven parts: need, jealousy, complacence, aggression, desire, ego, and drive. Borrowing this taxonomy, seven discrete emotional realms play out on seven screens, arranged as a labyrinth. Located sound spatially orients the viewer to the narrative rises and falls within each screen. The viewer drifts through the looping and color-coded realms, immersed in a contemplative and sometimes humorous space.

Dates: 
April 06, 2006 to June 06, 2006
Launch Reception: 
April 6, 2006 - 5:27pm
Artist: 
Marina Zurkow