The new installation Roots by the immensely productive Cica Ghost opened today, Sunday, December 27, 2015. This is a place filled with magic and fantasy like all of the other places by Cica that we have been so fortunate to be exposed to in the past. Delicate flowers swaying in the wind and trees with branches extend down little mounds to the ground surrounding clusters of what looks like small rather primitive clay huts. This is an abandoned place it seems, overgrown and left to decay. But contrary perhaps to ones initial impression, there is much to discover. A few whimsical-looking balloons were in high demand when I arrived for the second time earlier today; I had to wait for a while before I could finally quickly hop into one and sit and it then slowly started swaying above ground. Below me the dirty-brown-greyish-rusty red landscape stretched to meet the surrounding water. Things were moving around down there; platforms up and down and a lazy looking snail with a tiny clay hut on his back shuffled in and out of a cave. I discovered a girl in pig-tails peeking out of a window. There is lots of stuff to see here and to click and become interactive with. Also, turn on the music it works really well with this installation. Head over and take a look, this should not be missed. Also, a reminder again, Cica will show at Berg by Nordan Art from July through September 2016. Please be on the lookout for announcements.
Photograph by Kate Bergdorf