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DCA Gallery

Mounting a show under the ambitious if somewhat precious rubric “Metageometries,” Danish sculptors Elisabeth Toubro and Morten Stræde explored questions of spatial logic and discursive mapping. Their work, located on the seam that joins the visual to the linguistic, sought to disturb familiar presence/absence, center/periphery binaries by continually shifting the boundaries of self, home, and nation.

Toubro’s installation, Seven Pillars, 1995, consisted of six crenellated polyvinyl-chloride air ducts surrounding a column that is part of the gallery’s architectural structure. The Slinky-like industrial tubing extended vertically from the wood floor to a sort of observation deck abutting the space’s ceiling. Long, thin, aluminum cross-shaped poles created a transparent boundary around these “pillars,” from which hung spider web–shaped monofilament, in which words from Wittgenstein’s “On

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