Rebecca Friedman at Kimberly-Klark

Artist: Rebecca Friedman

Exhibition title: Pollen Chain

Venue: Kimberly-Klark, New York, US

Date: April 14 – May 13, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Kimberly-Klark, New York

Silencers are mechanisms that hold excess energy in order to dampen its effects. They capture and contain vibratory intensity in a series of detours and interruptions; shocks pass through a maze of barriers, tiring themselves along the way.

Like children moving through a playground, every nook is fully explored. Energy moves without regard to its medium, its sole function is to propagate, to pollinate. Every surface is coated in an ectoplasmic trail of hyperactivity. Mechanical structures absorb excess energy, and all that is left is a structured hum, a faint buzz recalling this interaction.

Big whorls have little whorls
Which feed on their velocity,
And little whorls have lesser whorls
And so on to viscosity.1

1) Richardson, L. F. Weather Prediction by Numerical Process (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1922).

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Affordance III, 2018, colored pencil on paper

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Affordance II, 2018, colored pencil on paper

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Tube, 2018, colored pencil on paper

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman 25, 2018, 17KHz, looped

Rebecca Friedman, Affordance I, 2017, colored pencil on paper

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Wall, 2018, colored pencil on paper

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Green Pod, 2017,  polymer clay

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Spore Hook, 2017, polymer clay, wire

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain (Diatoms), 2018, polymer clay, wire

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain (Gooseberry, Mimosa, Cage), 2018,  polymer clay, wire

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

Rebecca Friedman, Red Pod, 2017,  polymer clay

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain (Tube, Wall, Brace, Platform), 2017,  polymer clay, wire

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain (Tube, Wall, Brace, Platform), 2017,  polymer clay, wire

Rebecca Friedman, Pollen Chain, 2018, exhibition view, Kimberly-Klark, New York

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