Text accompanying the exhibition Air Conditioning at CSA Space in Vancouver.

Qualities of Impossible Means
By Francesca Bennett

Entrusted with the task of a translation - to paper - of an as-yet-not-exhibited solo exhibition of new works by Tegan Moore: entitled Air Conditioning, to take place this August, in Vancouver, on Main Street, at CSA Space; I must admit at least an uncertainty: how to consider these objects?
(By this, not only: "how to consider these objects?" but also: "how to consider these objects?" and finally: "how to consider these objects?")
It is not yet that-part-of-August.
It is hot, and still imaginary.

How to consider these objects.
(Or: consider these objects.)

Blue, pink, green, yellow, white, grey, green;
faded, spotted, unlined, lined;
bright and dark and pale.
Wadding, wrapping, mesh, net, foam.
Solid, not-solid, soft;
cold, warm, too-hot, room temperature;
low density, high density;
affected.
New, new-ish, used;
in use;
crushed, intact, cut, folded and bent.
Rising.
Glued, stuck, held, cradled, cupped, hung, stacked;
slouching, bending, covering, yielding;
yearning;
smaller, larger, wider, wider, shorter, tall, taller, tallest.
Pretending, posing, being;
blocking, hiding, streaming, letting, obstructing, withholding.
Changing.
Damp, dried, sticky.
In between.
Higher, lower, lower.
Round, not-round, rounded;
around.
Continuous, contiguous, discrete.
Visible, invisible, illusory, questionable;
see-through.
All of the above, some of the above, none of the above.
Other.

How to consider these objects.
(Or: consider these objects.)

In situ:
as sculpture.
As instances, as actions, as illusions.
As: doubles, triples, single multiples; as multiply single.
Singly, together, three or two at a time.
As gesture.
Physically, physiologically, phenomenologically;
historically, intellectually.
(Humorously.)
Archaelogically;
meteorologically;
possibly logically.
With gravity;
and think of other objects.

How to consider these objects.
(Or: consider these objects.)

Tonight:
with refreshment.
Monday afternoon:
refreshed.
Eternally,
or:
later.

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