Alisha Gould
Stratus - 2011
This body of work is characterized by accumulations of repeated gestures and aggregations of simple forms, using a variety of net-like structures and manifolds to explore the relationship between material and void and the interconnected nature of phenomena. Stratus is an installation of hovering vortices, hand tied from string and thread. The forms are reminiscent of the gridded illustrations of gravity wells and black holes and collectively delineate a topography of the empty space of the gallery. The delicate lattice divides space into a warped grid
that appears and disappears as the light changes throughout the day. The effect permeates the room like a near invisible aether. This project uses the interplay of body, object and site in an attempt to make intangible notions of space somehow more palpable.