“BATTER MY HEART, THREE-PERSON’D GOD.”—JOHN DONNE*
”I SET OFF TO CREATE A NEW WORLD. LEAVE THIS ONE, FUCK IT, IT’S FUCKING FUCKED.”—LISI RASKIN
Lisi Raskin, a Brooklyn-based artist, was born 1974 in Miami, Florida and received an MFA from Columbia University School of Arts in 2003. Her work has been exhibited internationally at institutions like Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, CAC in Vilnius, P.S.1 in New York, and IASPIS in Stockholm.
TOPSIDE is a continuation of Command and Control and Mobile Observation (Transmitting and Receiving) Station, both commissioned by Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in 2008. Command and Control was part of the exhibition High Resolution, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City and Mobil Observation (Transmitting and Receiving) Station is currently on view at the Hessel Museum at Bard College. *Head scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer based the name Trinity in part on Holy Sonnet XIV by John Donne, a 16th century English poet and sermon writer. The sonnet started, “Batter my heart, three-person’d God.”
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