Catherine Bertola

February 20, 2007 at 11:06 am (Art, Interior)

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Catherine Bertola‘s haunting and evocative art uses the debris of humanity – decay in the form of dust, the stuff of human passage. “Women are traditionally trained to notice it, erase it, halt its pervasiveness. Only a bad woman would collude with it, invite it in, reconstitute it”. Place, history and how the past resurfaces in the present are core themes; installations and objects subtly intervene with spaces, responding to the architecture and history of each site. Unashamedly beautiful, these transient works excavate the patterns of lost lives gathered in the dust of abandoned rooms, their fragility and temporality invoking the spectator’s own corporeality.

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