reviews

  • View of “Deborah Stratman,” 2014.

    Deborah Stratman

    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    United primarily by an inquisitive approach that fuses the heart of a poet with the mind of a scientist, artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman’s works engage a staggering range of concerns, geographies, and forms. The dominant impulse underlying her practice is a desire to reach an understanding of a subject, whether it is an astronomical phenomenon—the comets of . . . These Blazeing Starrs!, 2011, for example—or an ontological condition, such as freedom (O’er the Land, 2009). Some questions are, of course, unanswerable, and Stratman’s research rarely results in resolution. For the

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