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Katrina Palmer, Reality Flickers (detail), 2013, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable.

Katrina Palmer

MOTINTERNATIONAL | London

Katrina Palmer, Reality Flickers (detail), 2013, mixed media, sound, dimensions variable.

For her exhibition “Reality Flickers,” performance artist, sculptor, and writer Katrina Palmer transformed MOT International into what looked like a backstage rehearsal space for a performance under production. Four chairs (one alone and three stacked) were casually positioned against a wall. Next to them was a music stand, facing a wall covered by a heavy theatrical curtain—gray rather than the usual ruby red. On the stand was the cover page to a text for a reading titled The Night of the Purring Tremor, 2014. Another text presented a character portrait. It described Reality Flickers, a woman who lives alone, “strangely accompanied only by shifting and volatile objects.” In her solitary world, these “non-committal” forms tend to fluctuate in status, thus representing an uncertain emotional state.

Reality, as the text notes, has written a confession, which she has stashed away

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