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Eight grey horizontal planes stretch from foreground to background like a wide set of stairs leading only to a wall, or like a set of bleachers pushed up against one, in the opening moments of Buster, a video piece by Kate Gilmore. The first seven of these steps or planes might also be likened to plinths, in a sense, since they’re lined with smallish, minimally shapely, quite unadorned clay pots, about 140 in total....
It is a vessel of darkness and a conveyor of light. It glimmers and it dims. It hangs and sits. It hums and looms. It heaves, and it breathes. It seems to absorb, and it seems to sigh, and it seems, as well, to seethe. Its nebulousness shifts, its mystery eludes. Ostensibly, it is alive. You might be in the body of a beast. Maybe it ate you. Maybe you let it. Maybe you wandered into its maw. Maybe you...

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