August 22, 2023

Allie Wist’s Work Explores Asphalt

The word asphalt (asphaltos, ἄσφαλτος) comes from the greek sphállō— “to fall, cast down.” Allie Wist installed “Metabolizing Time” at EMPAC which acted as an open-ended communal feast, where guests are invited to consume edible clay and geologically-inspired foods. Sina Basila Hickey spoke with Allie Wist about creating this, her first large-scale exhibition, and the themes within it.

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