Observer and Observed: Donna Huanca’s Layered, Tactile Spaces

Ren Scateni, ArtReview, May 19, 2022

Donna Huanca’s site-specific multimedia installation CUEVA DE COPAL (‘Copal Cave’ in Spanish) welcomes visitors coming in from the luminous space of Bristol’s Floating Harbour in a penumbral embrace. A heavy, electric-blue strip curtain separates the installation site from the busier corners of the ground floor at Arnolfini, activating sensorial and tactile responses from the body right on the exhibition’s threshold.