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fieldnotes for useful light: tamara suarez porras


What began as an investigation into photometry (the science of the measurement of light, in terms of its perceived brightness to the human eye) evolves towards something less tangible - a meditation on light as a signifier for time and space. In porras’ work, the light in the Prelinger Library becomes a metaphor for discovery. Like the revelations of research, the secret shadows of the Library unfolded sporadically, organically, and with serendipity, and became for the artist as fruitful for artistic consideration as the texts themselves.

In tandem with the exhibition at Embark Gallery, porras will be presenting an evening of performance at the Prelinger Library alongside other West Coast artists Sei Harris, Pauline Gloss, and Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai. Offerings will range from experimental electronic music, literary sound art, performative lecture to recontextualized archives. June 14, 2018 at 7PM. 301 8th St #215, San Francisco, CA 94103.