Cage Match Project, Round XII: Base Camp by Leah Dyjak
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Cage Match Project is pleased to announce Round 12: Base Camp by Massachusetts based artist Leah Dyjak. For this installation, Dyjak questions the structure and authority of maps as pre-constructed realities. By placing semi-transparent images in wooden markers, Base Camp imitates the language of visual signage and guides. Held up by flood prevention bags and illuminated by floodlights at night, the kiosks function as a meditation on water and collective fatigue in negotiating impending ecological collapse and mass displacement.
Leah Dyjak is an interdisciplinary, lens-based artist splitting their time between Massachusetts and elsewhere.Their site-specific work combines performance, labor, film, and photography to explore how generations of human use affect the ecologies of the place. Dyjak is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and was recently a recipient of a Goldfarb fellowship at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program.
ABOUT THE GALLERY: Cage Match Project (CMP) is a temporary, site-specific art installation series in which selected artists are invited to engage a large, industrial caged-trailer. Measured at 20’x8’x7’, the weathered and rusted container resides in the exterior lot of The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX where it is under constant exposure to the elements and 24-hour public viewership. CMP is curated by Ryan Hawk.