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Deigaard’s ‘subMERGE’ installation at CAC New Orleans

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SubMERGE,” an installation from New Orleans artist Lee Deigaard, the 2012 recipient of NOPA’s Clarence John Laughlin Award, will be showing at the Contemporary Arts Center during the city’s PhotoNOLA festival.

The installation is, meanwhile, showing now on the CAC’s first floor oval gallery. The exhibit will run through February 2, 2014.

SubMERGE includes projections and ambient audio (including sounds of whistling ducks, cicadas, and thunderstorms), along with embedded lens photographs and videos amidst what the music describes as a forest of wood pilings, conduit pipe, and plywood. It can be viewed on the floor level as well as from above, via the ramp to the museum’s second floor.

An artist’s statement is available at the CAC website. 

In other Deigaard news, a group exhibit she has co-curated with fellow NOPA member AnnieLaurie Erickson, “PhotoBOMB,” will be opening Saturday, Dec. 14 at The Front, in connection with PhotoNOLA.

A solo show of Deigaard’s photography, “Trespass,” curated by NOPA member Richard McCabe, opens at the Crescent City’s Ogden Museum for Southern Art on January 16, 2014.

Images: Taken from Deigaard’s “SubMERGE,” with an embedded lens shown above.