Nora Maccoby – Identity Cartography: Maps and Symbols for the Heterarchy
The exhibition opens on September 7, 2018, and will be on display in our Ballroom Gallery until November 27, 2018.
Opening Reception on Thursday, September 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm (FREE)
“My work is focused on finding the point between form and formlessness, and the notion of light as an active intelligence within universal codes found in nature on Earth, and in space itself. As we find ourselves in chaotic cultural upheaval, my interest has been in re-casting Hesiod’s Catalogue of Women — also known as the Ehoiai (Ἠοῖαι, Ancient: [ɛːhói.ai]) — into a new modality, a progressive paradigm where women support each other and find the rebalancing of justice through their own evolution as sentient beings to build common ground for a healthy, vibrant, prosperous world. The journey of the work is then a navigation of space/time, through new symbols. a cartography for power, based not on patriarchy or matriarchy, but a heterarchy; to power the center and dance with friends.”
Nora Maccoby is a multimedia artist working at the nexus of advanced science and technology. Her paintings are internationally collected and valued not only for their organic presence but also as mandalas for those seeking self-actualization.
Born in Mexico City to a social anthropologist-psychoanalyst anti-war activist and an artist mother, Nora was raised in Washington DC where she began drawing and making short films mixing fiction and non-fiction on the relationship of dream and awakening. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Theater, and received an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. During the 1990s, she ran IDT, the Interdimensional Travel Art Collective, a multi-media and philosophical group investigating the boundaries of reality. She received multiple awards and co-wrote the films BONGWATER, and BUFFALO SOLDIERS, which won the Evening Standard Award for Best Screenplay in 2003.
In 2004, merging performance art with activism, Nora formed a bipartisan effort to transition the world from fossil fuels to clean energy. Working with a growing coalition of disparate networks, including the US military, the Chinese government, the American Indian nations, she was able to help create a forum for 29 US government agencies to work together to transition off oil, and agree to principles of clean air, water and soil, as national security issues. During this time she began working with nuclear and gravitational physicists on the nature of time, space, travel and the lexicon of transition, drawing the visuals of what this looks, feels, and acts like.
Also working in immersive experience, interactive 3D, and VR, Nora is focusing across spectrums, on the visual architecture of transition, the bridges between thoughts, landscapes of time and space, the roads between life, death and rebirth. Her work has been shown at the Corcoran Museum, the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian, and is currently on exhibit at the Temple University in Rome until September 20.
Click HERE to read Nora’s Essay in her exhibition catalog:
For more information on her work and a long form interview:
See slideshow below for a full list of exhibited works.
© Nora Maccoby, 2018. The images on this site may not be reproduced or downloaded without the artist’s permission.
All artworks are for sale.
For inquiries, please contact Visual Arts Assistant Ina Descartes via email@example.com.