Core Rope Mother

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor: Witancraeftlic

January 2 through 31, 2019
Artist Reception January 9, 5-7 p.m.

Witancraeftlic inhabits a feverdream in which the use of electricity in folk healing predated the Age of Enlightenment and led to the burning of witches. The artworks act as historical and contemporary artifacts of a hidden witchcraft, referencing bog rituals, the Apollo Space Mission, and computational language. A place where the first witch bottles were leyden jars, sigils were expressed as circuits, and magical familiars became mechanized.

By imaginatively inhabiting a timeline in which the science of robotics was never stolen from the witches, Trainor illuminates possibilities for a radical reassessment of our relationship to technology.

Emily Pothast

top right: Core Rope Mother (detail), mixed media
top left: Logic Gates., mixed media 
middle left: To Ground a Spell (detail), mixed media
bottom left: Sky Cradle (detail), mixed media