ARGO NAVIS

2011- ongoing

 

 Argo Navis is a disjunctive universe, a dispersed reading that follows four old tales. The fractured stories talk about the Jump Cut and it's perversion of Time and Narrative; of hiccups and their rise against the tyranny of air flows; of medieval chapter titles and of the relationship between knights-errant and their scribes.

The title of the work is borrowed from the southern sky constellation discovered in the 2nd century by Ptolemy and named after Jason and the Argonauts. During sixteen centuries it was regarded as the largest constellation of all, only to be dismantled into various others in the 18th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter I. Argo Navis, 2011

Inkjet print on synthetic adhesive paper, 9ft x 20ft

Short Stories, a project by Isla Leaver-Yap

Sculpture Center, New York

photo credit Jascon Mandella

For a better readability

Chapter II.  Pyxis, 2012

Inkjet print on synthetic adhesive paper, 9ft x 20ft

Estate, a project by Lucie Fontaine

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

 

For a better readability