Andrew Rabyniuk

Crash Pad

Cindy Baker
Crash Pad, installation view

Cindy Baker’s Crash Pad at dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton skirts the edges of what is usually recognized as craft. The exhibition of drawings, a performable sculpture and its animation through a series of individual and two-person performances shares an attentive concern with craft for the material constraints of, and about, the body. These constraints are determined by the specific properties of the objects we use and the spaces we inhabit, as much as they are imposed by the ideals informing the design of the built environment and the social relations therein. The constraints are systemic, embedded in the architectural and social space organizing daily life; they are also personal, located deeply and intimately with specific bodies and specific capacities for response or refusal.

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