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Totally Wired

Jacqueline Fraser's poetics of space

Wendy Vaigro

JACQUELINE FRASER, The Veil, 1994, wire, ninety-two pieces, 100 x 280 crn, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.

With her characteristic technique of binding plastic-covered wire into elaborate shapes, Jacqueline Fraser creates fragile and ephemeral artefacts for specific sites. These are interactive interfaces which set up dynamic cultural connections from an artist who is both immersed in her Maori heritage and descended from the first European settlers of Otago. Meditating before beginning an installation, or 'environment', she requests assistance of her ancestors and, on completion…

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