The Meeting of Matter and Meaning


Both Sharon Hogg and Zimra Beiner favour complex material agency, where they engage with their materials in ‘intra-actions’, a term coined by theoretical physicist and feminist theorist Karen Barad: “where matter is understood as a dynamic and shifting entanglement of relations rather than the property of things”. Ceramic and tapestry are treated as adaptive systems that have the ability to store, process, transform, and enact. Beiner lays out objects in stacks, while Hogg hangs her objects in space. In doing so, they invite everyone to consider how our personal experiences are embedded within the context of larger material forces.

Read the full article in the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 issue of Studio Magazine. Subscribe here.