Night, like mourning, remakes space through absence: forms at the threshold of perception heighten sound and touch. When someone dies there is a pull towards the concrete and tangible, but disbelief creates a world of unreliable objects.
Figure Minus Fact draws and redraws coordinates between spaces, senses, and objects, groping in the dark, desiring to see something that’s not there. Spaces become evidentiary yet deceptive in a subjectless portrait of loss.
The following is a conversation between Courtney Stephens and Mary Helena Clark on Figure, touch, bells, and clark’s latest sketch, Six In One, featuring Natalia Paruz, and presented here in 3 iterations.