Apr 27 – Jun 8, 2012

THE SUB-MISSION

Featuring work by Laura Elayne Miller


Laura
 Elayne
 Miller’s
 Sentient
 Space:
 A
 Topography
 of 
the
 Senses
 will 
be
 the
 first 
project 
to 
be
 installed
 in
 the
 SUB-MISSION.


Sentient Space is an envisioned environment depicting the sensory experience of space and place. Utilizing the methodology of cartography, a large-scale painting represents the elevations of sensory data and is combined with mixed-media sculptures hovering the highest peaks in the map, which expose the many layers of sensation. The audience is invited to journey through this imagined landscape, this life-sized mapping, to encounter the visual metaphors of our both personal and collective experience as sentient beings.

This installation is the first project of Laura Elayne Miller’s new body of work, entitled Nomadic Mythologies. As we embody and perceive an array of contemporary mythologies, they are inherently rooted in history, memory, and cultural pastiche. Sentient Space lives within this concept, as a visualization of our humanness through sensory experience, articulated through a transgression of geographical form and mythological sculptural expressions of such perception.