The roar of a sewing machine, the rhythmic clicks of a bobbin changing, the flapping of sheets of paper, and the artist’s focused breath were audible through a single pair of headphones at the center of Cathryn Boch’s recent exhibition “monades.” Played on a loop, this digital recording, Atelier 50’ (all works 2016), documents the soundscape of Boch’s actions and hesitations as she manipulates maritime maps, atlas pages, aerial photographs, paper, and thread. While the title of this sound work attests to its location and duration, all other pieces were left untitled. And each was pinned to the wall, except one, which the artist had loosely draped across a suspended metal pole, like a still life on a trapeze. For this work, the artist molded and embellished the surface of topographic and road maps, and the pale details of an aerial photograph by Matthieu Colin, with moss-green
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