JUNGLE SWEAT, ROSEATE
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (2011)
Fisher weaves her lifelong memories of Vizcaya within a fictional narrative to create Jungle Sweat, Roseate, a video piece and installation on view throughout the Main House. Fisher’s ongoing exploration of nature and our desire to tame it came into focus at Vizcaya, where the imposition of formal architecture on a native landscape presents striking contrasts. The work features a female character who stumbles upon Vizcaya from the depths of the mangroves, covered in the residue of nature. In an elaborate and sometimes whimsical way, Fisher tells the fantastical story of the woman’s experiences in this new environment and her struggles to dethrone the civilized Lady of the House.