Marianne Dages in The St. Claire

Marianne Dages Participates in “The Form Review” for her show “Distant Operator.”

According to the St.Claire Website: The Form Review is a simple attempt to increase dialogue within art journalism and highlight the subjectivity of a traditional exhibition review.  Artists/curators/responsible parties of an exhibition are invited to respond to five short prompts.  In turn, a representative of the St.Claire views the exhibition and independently responds to the same five prompts.  Both sets of “form answers” are published in tandem on the St.Claire website. In this review, The St.Claire invited Daniel Olivia to respond to the same question as NAPOLEON member and exhibiting artist Marianne Dages.

Clips from the review:

Q. Who would be this exhibition’s parents?  What might it’s children look like?

Marianne Dages:

The father is a static recording of “Station to Station” by David Bowie, playing in an abandoned city square in winter. The mother is a worn copy of The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. The children look like canopic jars, are hard of hearing, and smell like the forest floor.

Daniel Olivia:

It quietly echoes a passionate fling shared by Helen Mirra and Neil Young in some imagined corner of the Pacific Northwest. Its children will appear to be shredded studio discards, but once fed with moisture each one might reach far, as far as the Aleutian Islands for a single companion.

To read the entire review, click here.

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