Dimitra Skandali
"6885 miles" 2013-2014
"Still counting" 2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013A detail of the "6885 miles""6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013"6885 miles" 2013-2014"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013"6885 miles" 2013-2014
"Still counting" 2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013
"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013"6885 miles"          2013-2014
"Still counting"       2012-2014
"Seaweed sheets" 2013
"Reconnaissance" @ Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Annual Winter Exhibition
January 19—March 9, 2014

Curated by Headlands Program Director Brian Karl

One trajectory for the term reconnaissance is its use in military functions: the scouting of new realms, potential fields of battle, or terrain of the enemy or others of unknown affiliation. There is at least one additional direction of signification, however, when the original meaning borrowed from the older French is taken more literally: reconnaissance as recognition. In this sense, reconnaissance is the thing already seen, along with all the possible changes, slippages and distortions that occur between a prior acquaintance and a new meeting.

This is the more uncertain ground on which is generated the uncanny and which provides some additional basis for this exhibition. The work selected captures these moments of acknowledgement within new contexts causing the viewer to stop and reevaluate their understanding of what was thought to be familiar.

Thank you for selecting my work for this amazing show/space!

Dimensions of 6885 miles (room): (hxdxw) 3,10 x 3,10 x 3,10m | 122x122x122 inches | 10 x 10 x 10 feet
With sheets and ball: (hxdxw) 3,10 x 3,10 x 6,20m | 122x122x244 inches | 10 x 10 x 20 feet



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