ICOSA Collective presents "Navigational Instruments:" New work by Erin Cunningham and Sarah Hirneisen opening reception

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Navigational Instruments
Photo courtesy of ICOSA Collective

In “Navigational Instruments,” Erin Cunningham and Sarah Hirneisen search for solutions in an environment at risk. They replicate and recontextualize everyday objects used to alert and protect the public from unseen danger, such as respirators, traffic cones, safety fencing, and carbon monoxide detectors.

In addition to items used to indicate hidden dangers, mystical tools such as divining rods tell stories of where water or other resources can be found beyond the human eye. Their constructions have been reimagined as rudimentary instruments to navigate the unknown and guide us towards solutions. Natural elements burst through these man-made replicas optimistically reaching toward a better future.

ICOSA will be hosting an extended and socially distanced opening. Masks are required and reservations will be available for a one hour time slot. Guests can arrive anytime during their slot but no more than four guests will be allowed in at one time.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 19.

Event Details



916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2, #10
Austin, TX 78702

Ticket Info

Admission is free.