“In reality the past is preserved by itself, automatically. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.” Henri Bergson
Within the Museé Minuscule a suspension takes place in the elevator. Objects span time in the process of their making and via the effects on their material form. The objects shift (except for the clock with no time), expanding outwards and folding into other narratives within the larger exhibition Walking Forward-Running Past.
Catherine Czacki was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania and lived in La Rioja, Spain for the majority of her childhood. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso from 1998 – 1999 for Political Science, and the San Francisco Art Institute from 1999 – 2003, graduating with a BFA in New Genres. In 2004 she traveled to Poland, where she continued her artistic endeavors with the Rector Scholarship for Independent Research at the University of Warsaw. Catherine graduated from Columbia University with her MFA in May 2008 where she was the recipient of the D’Arcy Hayman, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Leopold Schepp Foundation scholarship awards. Recent exhibitions include ‘S-N-W-O’ at DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Köln, Germany and ‘Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art’ at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. She currently lives and works in San Diego, CA.
All images courtesy the artist.