Tuesday, March 1, 2011


The Montserrat College of Art Galleries’ alternative display space, Frame 301, is currently exhibiting Corey Corcoran’s installation HYPERSLEEP, which reveals a mysterious human figure stratified with turf, peat, and moss. Corcoran’s blooming structure calls attention to the awe of nature’s uncertainty while investigating its constant regeneration. Corcoran’s first 3D site-specific installation, HYPERSLEEP, engulfs  Frame 301 with heaps of biomass, growth, and decay as a terrarium through creation. The window holds a cocooning figure saturated with earth, root systems, and endless unidentifiable matter. This obscure creation spans the entire length and depth of the window, enhancing every viewer’s looking experience. 

 Completely sculptural in nature, HYPERSLEEP refers to a science fiction term similar to hibernation when life processes are halted completely for some duration. It addresses the artist’s continuous ideas concerning the persistence of life, fluidity of time, and the simple strangeness of nature. Corey is a lending artist to deCordova’s Corporate Program where several of his 2D works have been installed at Corporate Member sites throughout Boston. HYPERSLEEP can be seen from February 7, 2011 through March 11, 2011 at 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. Frame 301 is accesible to its viewers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

- Lydia Gordon
Corporate Program Assistant