Kickstart Helix 2017 artist Rosie Isaac is currently exhibiting at Westspace, and it’s rather good.
Rather than conjuring false language, she imagines the bifurcation of the tongue itself. Though she lacks religious education, the notion that serpentine speech and deceit belong together has lodged itself in all the organs that count: heart, mind, stomach. A long muscular curve hangs from a dark green tree in some recess of her imagination. Wished into existence a split tongue would double her words, a back-stabbing, Janus-faced, ophidian mouthpiece.
AGILE LIE is an installation developed in parallel with a script. The script’s protagonists are an allegorical mother and daughter, Legal and Lie. Script and sculpture are not one body but two, they hold their own space. A reading will be performed on top of and alongside, the installation at a time TBA during the exhibition.