Noah Beckham is a non-binary, interdisciplinary, African American artist, who resides currently in Portland, Oregon. This emerging artist practices “Recycling, Reusing, and Renewing” material and documentation, as a way to create a hybrid experience that is accessible both digitally and physically. This practice is evolving into a process that allows the artist to “Deconstruct, Reconstruct, and Reintroduce” an idea. Beckham creates by painting, performance work, curating objects, digital collages, and writing. The material performs as a door to engages with the work, welcome.
“I am working with rope until it dissolves from my hands. (Rope) like a wild animal trapped; has bitten and gouged its leg free from a fixed tactility. Then it escaped into the thicket of multiple tactile experiences to survive decomposition and destruction.” This spring’s 2021 installation by Noah Beckham, Where the Rope Lays :a spectacle, consists of: rope, sculpture, paper, tape transfers, painting, drawing, and poetry. The complete works are gathered in the B10 gallery and on Instagram (@wheretheropelays). The spectacle is a visual illustration of my understanding of Hyperobject and Subcendence. The later term implies a transformation in between dimensions and perceptible experiences. Grab a hold of this rope life line or you too will fall into the force of subscendence.