02. The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials

SPACE Gallery
Portland, Maine

April 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018
[VISIT SPACE]

Photography by Probaby Joel

“SPACE is pleased to present, The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials, a new window installation by Portland-based artist, Justin Levesque. The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials responds to Levesque's participation in The Arctic Circle artist residency and is a product of an interdisciplinary practice.

Images of the Arctic Ocean, glaciers, icebergs and blue ice are printed on transparent film and presented both as originally captured and warped through digital intervention. The printed films are draped, folded, cut and then heat-treated. The result is a form that is neither a photograph or a sculpture; a place between an image and an object. This work considers the materiality and tradition of formal photography in relationship to Arctic image consumption, new consumer technologies, image-culture, objects in space, and systems.”