Inverse of Matter (From 21st Century Retablo series)

Kate Ingold (American)2005/2006

USC Fisher Museum of Art

USC Fisher Museum of Art

POEM: the inverse of matter witness the artifacts of artificial memory man-made/ cavities, crevices, shatter across the concrete wall/ I search for signs of the abstract truth/ the shock of negative power to take away,/ leave a void (you know how it is) uncontrollably,/ we are attracted to the darkness black holes absorb light/ matter dissolves it happens so fast like snow falling on a surface,/ bullets wound, leave countless craters, constellation negatives/ spent casings spread beneath weave a heavy, unstable blanket/ comets made of lead leave in their wake/ nothing what happens when we scratch away/ memory take what was by the principle of decay/ we are left the inverse of matter

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  • Title: Inverse of Matter (From 21st Century Retablo series)
  • Creator: Kate Ingold (American)
  • Date Created: 2005/2006
  • Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Museum Purchase, 2006.03
  • Physical Dimensions: 29.7 x 40.6 cm (11 7/10 x 16 in.)
  • Rights: Photography courtsey of Kate Ingold
  • Medium: Archival ink, archival paper with steel