Erin Curry Passage sensitive sculpure


oak window box and table, gesso and white ink on translucent mylar, arduino, and electronic sensors and components, drawings of moths collected from places lit at night

86” x 23.5” x 17”



A plain window in front of a plain table conceals a small secret. The only hints lie on the table, a charcoal drawing of a moth and two small piles of matches, one of burnt and one of new. Light a tiny flame and hold it to the charcoal drawing. A flutter of wings against the window above and then a series of six small lights glow from behind the panes to reveal a sequence of moths drawn to the flame. The flame creeps toward your fingers. What surfaces from dark places, whether beneath the ground or just beyond sight?

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