The critique of a moral value system is at the basis of Erewhon. With conceptual imagery and physical installation, the Wilsons transformed Blaffer's large gallery into chambers where moving images were projected and reflected in kaleidoscope sequences. Stagy tableaux of young women in retro gymnastic dress appear alongside, above, and below haunting tracks of what first appears to be an abandoned hospital. Who are these women? Where is this place? Coupling past and present in their hybrid filmic and sculptural structures, the Wilsons have created in Erewhon a work that is full of uneasy foreboding, powerful physicality, and lush beauty.
Publisher: Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston (2005)