072hin_Smout Allen’s Lunar Wood

Beyond Hinemihi and its nurturing of witchcraft and craftsmanship, Smout Allen’s Lunar Wood installation speculates on intriguing mythical beliefs and traditional attitudes that pervade our understanding of natural materials. The installation takes the form of a counter-balanced wooden landscape where equilibrium is disturbed and reset by bursts of air from below and the swinging movement of weights from above triggering the landscape to move in a rhythmic wave. The surface can be seen and heard to resonate with the fluctuating and reciprocal push and pull of natural cycles. Smout Allen teach at The Bartlett.


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