BATTLE OF THE SWEETLANDS

MAY - JUNE 2015
SPACE GALLERY, PORTLAND ME
A COLLABORATION BY CAITLIN AND NICOLE DUENNEBIER

In “Battle for the Sweetlands” we are placing our own narrative to the traditional battlefield diorama. The “Sweetlands” in question are in reference to Caitlin Duennebier’s 2013 project “Journey to Candied Mountain”, in which the region was first discovered. Now years later, the territory is embroiled in a violent turf-war among recent settlers. “Massacre near Gumdrop Mountain” depicts these shirtless bandits, delirious with sugar and greed, fighting for the rich bounty of the mountain. Quieter scenes accompany the battle; a lonely camp in the Licorice forest in which we find the settlers vulnerable to the candied creatures that reside there. "Hallucination over General Gingersnap's Encampment" portrays the crazed message in the stars which appeared before General Gingersnap, and lead to the eventual conflict at Gumdrop Mt.

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