Jungle Sweat, Roseate
South Florida native Naomi Fisher created Jungle Sweat, Roseate, weaving her lifelong memories of Vizcaya within a fictional narrative. The project comprised a video and an installation in Vizcaya’s second floor decorated rooms.
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.
In Jungle Sweat, Roseate, a female character stumbles upon Vizcaya from the depths of the mangroves, covered in the residue of nature. Fisher tells the fantastical story of the woman’s experience in this new environment and her struggles to displace the “civilized” lady of the house.
About the Artist
Naomi Fisher is an artist whose practice encompasses live performance, photography, painting and works on paper. Fisher has exhibited nationally and internationally and is a recipient of a 2008 Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. She co-founded and jointly manages the Bas Fisher Invitational, an artist-run space in Miami.