MANAL KARA | HYPOTHÈSES
From November 12 to December 17, 2022.
In Manal Kara’s wall portals, the frame and the image coexist, proliferating visual and poetic material in equal measure. Traversing afterlives of decomposition, entropy, and generative decay, many of their pieces document cooperative acts among the non-human inhabitants of the natural environment surrounding their home in the woods near Gary, Indiana.
Living amidst a convergence of different ecosystems, the Great Lakes, prairies, and Michigan peninsulas, they find inspiration in a host of “mutual relationships viewed from outside existing frameworks.”
Citing the non-equivalence of encoded language, they view poetry as an experience in itself, rather than a record of it, and art-making as a process where the artist is as much the audience as anyone else.