Elisa "Pooper" Harkins is a Native American composer and artist originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. Her music, animation, paintings and paper mache sculptures investigate Native American stories, rituals, and spirituality through a the lens of someone raised on pop culture and computer games.
FATAMORGANA presents: REAL f/x MIRAGE ZONE™
Opening Reception: Saturday August 29th, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday August 30th, 3-4pm
Open Hours: Wednesday September 2nd, 11am-3pm
The Real f/x Mirage Zone™ exists in peripheral landscapes, a desert inhabited by visions induced by invisible forces. The spectacular illusion, the mirage, leaks the virtual into actual, giving a shape to our desire. In Real f/x Mirage Zone™ commodities hover above the surface, caught in a pool of liquid in the landscape. Real f/x Mirage Zone™, will open to the public on August 29th as a diluted, synthetic entity in what-is virtual and actual. With the mission to reveal the abstract nature of global economics and its hidden environment, Real f/x Mirage Zone™ is in part an installation and in part a video screening that documents land-based actions of FATAMORGANA. The exhibition will consist of a two channel video installation alongside commodity proxies for the objects in the gallery sourced from the immediate environment.
FATAMORGANA is a research based platform developed as a collaborative effort, created out of a joint interest in landscape, time and new spatial logics. FATAMORGANA articulates hidden abstractions within our man-made and natural environments. Our goal is to continue expanding our practice, to put people in touch with peripheral, often slippery, landscapes. We will look into that immaterial void with optimism to uncover hidden patterns and give our findings shape.