Approx L has legs! Thanks to Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council, its board & panelists, area politicians, taxpayers, friends & countryones, a generous grant has been awarded to abet continued investigation into mystery monikers.
Based on a sci-fi-leaning prose poem, Approximate L begins with a semi-identifiable or somewhat mundane substance (the name, Lindsay) and, through methodical examination, renders it utterly elusive, alien and non-referential.
Working with as many participants who share (variant spellings) of the name, Approx investigates the poetics of the proper name as vessel, that which invokes something larger than itself while manifesting itself as particular, autonomous form. As an obsessive gesture toward the improbably absolute, Approx seeks to configure the spectrum (& specter?) of L[indsay]-ness in the site of the gallery using media that relies on spatial alterity: text, recorded sound, video, appropriated & transitional material, and actual visual work created by professional artists named L[indsay] shipped in from other time zones.