Installation: 366 (Emily Dickinson's Miraculous Year)
Where: Postmasters Gallery, NYC (closed November 28th, alas) What: This work is based on the year 1862 during which Emily Dickinson wrote an amazing 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year.
The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours.The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem; poems in which no color is mentioned are made out of natural paraffin.
What the artist says about color:
"[Finch] knows that color lies at the boundary of what we see and what we remember. Despite the thick red line of humor that runs through his work, Finch’s projects are always laced with the acute pathos of someone disappointed by both perception and language and by their mutual exclusivity and incompatibility... Color is less a trope of indeterminacy than a way to re-create an almost visceral experience of our impossible desire to name our perceptions."(source)
What do you think of his theory?
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