In this site-specific installation, KARPENKO explores questions of spirituality and space. There is a dialogue between light and shadow, soft sculptural forms and projected imagery. The intimate cave environment spans the gallery space in soft undulating hills and valleys. Stalactites and stalagmites jut out from the floor and ceiling meeting in almost sexual tension. The work examines ideas of spirituality and symbolism in light of shamanistic traditions.
This landscape will provide a platform for a looped projection during the public reception.
/LYDIA KARPENKO is a Calgary-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work includes interactive installation, animation and textiles and explores the juxtaposition between digital media and handcrafted objects. KARPENKO was born and brought up in the Soviet Union and later immigrated to Canada. Her work addresses questions of cultural self-identity, displacement and spirituality.