DAVIS & Davis - EFAC

July 16, 2005 6:00 pm to August 13, 2005

EFAC installation view
Given that we have two installations with nonsensical titles opening this Saturday night, we figured it was as good a time as any to start talking about truth and meaning. (Don’t worry it’ll be quick.) In Plato’s cave, captive prisoners are convinced that the shadows they see and echoes they hear — and they’ve never seen or heard anything else — are the real thing. They see the shadow of a donkey and they call it the “donkey.” Peter Cho’s projection for his Takeluma project attempts to show the shadows cast by the hidden meaning of our spoken utterances. The artist team of Davis & Davis seem to come at it from the opposite direction. Their installation EFAC gives us the shadows and (unlike 1 Year Later, their previous installation at Telic) the artifice, drawing us in while leaving the answers as elusive as ever.