Messenger, 2007. Travertine with fossil, 147 x 147 x 48 cm.

Listening to Stones: A Conversation with Lika Mutal

Lika Mutal, an Israeli-born, New York-based artist, specializes in working across the interstices of art categories. Most often, her work has to do with photography and video, but her images also explore the boundaries of two-dimensional and three-dimensional form. Sadé’s installations may look like orderly constructions, yet the experience that informs them is intuitive and often personal—despite the fact that their arrangements on wall and floor are right-angled and rational. Thus, there is a contrast or tension between the feelings prompted by Sadé’s work and the upright system through which her emotions are communicated.