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Jessica Earle , Domestic Blue, 2017; 3 channel video, running time 4:00; Courtesy of the Artist

Jessica Earle , Domestic Blue, 2017; 3 channel video, running time 4:00; Courtesy of the Artist

Awash in blue and held in a state of limbo, domesticated blue waters refract sunlight off a concrete landscape. Working both as a baptismal font, and a space age stasis chamber for the figure. Encapsulated in a banal environment the water, a symbol of life, rebirth and also catastrophe sloshes about in heedless plops, slops, and ripples. There is a tension between the artificial nature of the environment and the natural elements at play in it. Escape the heat, stay suspended, wrinkle up like fruit in a jar, or just bob on unaware in this motel oasis.