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Out of Ousia

Alicja Kwade

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Out of Ousia is a structure composed of an intersecting concrete wall and mirror, creating four zones each inhabited by a distinct
object, with two pairs of near reflections. The distinct spaces exist next to each other but resist being perceived together, and cannot
be entered into simultaneously. As you circle the work, your view and image of each quadrant bleeds into each other, creating a
notional parallel plane where verifiable objects and their makeshift doubles are jumbled and confused. The work becomes about the
fidelity between what is being viewed and the apparent memory of that object’s other, or mimetic pairing.

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  • Title: Out of Ousia
  • Creator: Alicja Kwade
  • Physical Dimensions: 300 × 675 × 473 cm
  • Type: Installation
  • Medium: Glass, mirror, steel, concrete, stone, bronze, aluminium, wood, polyurethane

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