Keith Deverell Studio


Surface Tension #1 juxtaposes tense macro recordings of water upon two concrete plaques, sandblasted with the dates of the birth and death of a number of important women in history, including forgotten scientists, key members of the women’s rights movement, pirates and women fighting against colonial invasion. Inscribed with the sound waves of muscles in tension, the work considers tensions associated with the surface of water and skin, and the effect of knowing that histories and truth is constructed and gendered and never neutral.