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November 24, 2008
Daria Martin at Maureen Paley
by Temposhark

Maureen Paley presents the first solo exhibition by Daria Martin at the gallery. Her most recently completed film, Harpstrings & Lava, is screened in the ground floor gallery, accompanied by a series of related works on paper.

Harpstrings & Lava focuses on the performances of the actor Nina Fog and the musician and composer Zeena Parkins, both Martin’s long-term collaborators. The two protagonists inhabit separate fictional worlds; Fog, as a feral, child-like character, is enclosed in a darkened space littered with rustling detritus, whilst Parkins, as alchemist, plays both an electric and acoustic harp in an arcaded set bathed in golden light.

The show has been extended until December 14th. Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, London, E2 6JT.