Inspired by the tragic love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Marie Bannerot Mclnerney’s experiential installation Trace Me Back speaks to ideas of impermanence, loss, and those fleeting moments that cannot be undone. Her artistic practice mines recorded histories, ancient mythologies, and natural phenomena to meditate on the relationships between bodies and space, present and past, and perception and position.
“I create installations, objects, and drawings that consider our place within larger structures to imagine how to contend with an uncertain future,” McInerney says.
For this site-specific project curated by Alejo Benedetti, acting curator, contemporary art, and Victor Gomez, curatorial assistant, contemporary art, the artist employs various materials such as silk organza, concrete, light, and sonic elements to imaginatively transform a section of Crystal Bridges’ Contemporary Art Gallery into a space that inspires wonder, contemplative stillness, and reflection.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website