Joanna Pottle

Reception: 16 January, 2019, 5-7p

 Excerpt from LIMINIAL SPACE Press Release

In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning "a threshold") is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rites, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete.

The liminal space is the “crossing over” space – a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not yet fully in something else. 

This exhibition is both a conclusive installation of my work, research, and process accumulated throughout my undergraduate career and the beginning of a new body of work and series of forthcoming projects.

This is the crossing over of..

the artistic process and research back to artistic process and back again to research,

from dysfunction to a place of healing,

from awareness to raw to whole to angst to acceptance to vulnerability to action,

to apathetic living to intentional, meaningful existence,

of unfinished into resolved back to underdeveloped to complete,

questioning what resolved looks like and means,

multiple mediums interwoven within one another,


the climax of one season and the ushering into another. 

the teetering from unresolved space to the pure and unapologetic unknown.