Cerith Wyn Evans, Transmission (John Cage), 2003, Noguchi paper lampshade, flat screen monitor, Morse code unit, computer, dimensions vary.


Cerith Wyn Evans

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
October 6–January 30, 2005

“I’m interested in evoking polyphony, superimposition, layers, levels, the occluded and the visibility of the mask,” remarks Cerith Wyn Evans on his commitment to an uncommonly erudite artistic practice. A former assistant to director Derek Jarman, Wyn Evans completed several experimental films before returning to sculpture in the ’90s. Employing fireworks, mirrors, and neon—and notably commissioning a remake of Brion Gysin’s “Dreamachine”—he investigates the phenomenology of language and perception with a romantic touch. Wyn Evans has achieved recognition in Europe and Japan but is rarely seen in the US. This first American museum survey features about fifteen objects and installations and a new project to be shown concurrently at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.