Meaghan Hyckie—Bordercrossings Magazine

A review of Meaghan Hyckie’s show “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Atomic Radiation,” at Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto. 

A house can fall in many ways. It can crumble due to natural causes such as earthquakes and landslides, flash flooding. Then there is displacement by humans: foreclosure, eviction and demolition. An unattended cigarette can set a whole house aflame in a matter of minutes. New worries accumulate: nuclear bombs, planes flying into buildings, air strikes by drones. There is an inherent anxiety at play when it comes to architecture; a building comes furnished with temporality, chaos and insecurity. A house is fraught with the anxiety of displacement.

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