When did we begin building bridges? The first was likely a tree downed by a storm, then branches lashed together, or piled stones. Over time bridge-building taught us tension, compression, suspension, balance and connection.
At some point the bridge became a powerful metaphor, transformed and expressed through our ability to visualize concepts by invoking striking comparisons. The bridge in all its manifestations exemplifies the search for connectivity (or lack of) in both the physical and metaphysical worlds and through the realm of imagination.
In this exhibition our relationship with the bridge is embodied & imagined first through intense physical experience; the sensational + sensory aspects of these works is rooted in vivid enactments of structure, light and sound. Two of the works describe spaces that are not often seen; alternative understandings of a bridge. Each work evokes a journey, a conversation, a reading…an attempt to connect.