Martha Whittington at MOCA GA

In the artist statement for her exhibition “Deus ex machina,” Martha Whittington says: “Recalling the moment when machines became gods and workers became machines, deus ex machina is a precisely constructed environment of obscurely comprehensible machines and devices. Dancers as workers react within the installation, performing tasks for reasons and results that can only be implied by the viewer.” Among the materials included in this exhibition are cotton rope, poplar wood, wool felt, stainless steel, and video. Elements of the installation include custom-made ladders; hand-made victrolas; cotton webbing and stainless tool belts; aprons; a rope hook, cotton twine; 11-pound stainless steel orbs; … Continue reading Martha Whittington at MOCA GA