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Mary Stuart Hall
Georgia

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

The dream of a distant landscape that could be measured and converted to capital has shaped our country. I’m interested in confronting our assumptions about land and space to see if it is possible to consider alternatives to our individualistic notion of land use. The idea that we have created boundaries both visible and invisible to define our space is one we take for granted. Political boundaries have evolved as lines on a map often divorced from the everyday experience of a place. By using sound and radio waves to define a boundary, the awareness of distance creates a sense of location. My work explores the embodied experience of space through the territorializing effect of sound. Boundaries can be relegated to the binary experience of political lines or they can integrate the perceptual encounter of moving through the world. My installation and research practice creates new experiences of boundaries, landscape, and space.

www.marystuarthall.com

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