It’s impossible to feel the distance between mouths receding
“It’s impossible to feel the distance between mouths receding”
A fragment of dialogue, a glimpse of cinema, the dreamy proclamation title of M Rasmussen’s installation for “Words on Paper” maps yearning onto range onto an organ of speech in an electric configuration. The quandary statement stands viable and its longing, palpable. Sensual and hypothetical and formal realities are ignited in humming neon light. The artist makes room for psychological projection within the scripted space of the sculpture.
The title circumstance, as drawn in the “touching (a)part” reading: A woman is living in a poem is acting in a movie is speaking is spoken is breath is apprehended and unwound at one and the same moment. She is standing in a conference room, in front of a row of chairs. She begins to speak. This sculpture comes out of her mouth.
Made from wood, wires, mirrored plexi, printed silk and neon, the work activates multiple sensory inputs seamlessly, almost synesthetically. The invitation of the sculpture and its attendant title is a hand extended across forms, beckoning the viewer into a world where emotion and landscape and cinema and the pleasures and failures of the body are primed for consumption.
– Sara Ellen Fowler