Immanentizing the Eschaton
a site-specific installation by Manal Kara at the Shoebox Gallery.
The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present Immanentizing the Eschaton a site-specific installation by Manal Kara at the Shoebox Gallery.
Manal Kara’s assemblage combines inlaid and laser cut acrylic and wood to create a multilayered, heterogeneous composition. Using semiotic techniques, Immanentizing the Eschaton presents myths and theories about the universe’s creation and its foreshadowed demise. From a feminist angle, Kara looks to Slavic mythologies like Baba Yaga, mystical philosophies about repositories of information such as the Akashic record, and the study of plant organisms to deanthropocentrize common understandings of what constitutes a world. Kara brings together this constellation of research to point at how mythologies can be intrinsically misogynistic and how certain philosophies repeatedly position human provenance at the center of existence, hindered by their built-in perceptual apparatus.
About the Artist:
Manal Kara (b. 1986) is a Moroccan-American self-taught artist. They have exhibited work both nationally and internationally and are based in Gary, IN. http://www.manalkara.com/
About Shoebox Gallery:
The Shoebox Gallery is an experimental micro gallery nestled in The Green Lantern Press storefront at Sector 2337 (2337 N Milwaukee Avenue). Highly visible to pedestrians and initially built as a restaurant’s menu box, the exhibition space lends itself to small-scale, experimental projects meant to engage diverse audiences.