Thursday, 28 February 2008
Change the facts
ARTIST: Robert Orchardson
MEDIA: Inkjet prints on found magazine photographs
This work is from a series of inkjet prints of geometric linear patterns printed directly onto pages from national geographic magazines.
My work seeks to explore a kind of fragile potential as it draws upon elements of modernist architecture and design, utopian texts, or details from science fiction films. Appropriated fragments are dislocated from their original cultural contexts, and any sense of previous functionality becomes skewed as these are reconfigured to collectively become something new. I play with this shift, creating work that exists in a limbo between where it has come from what it might become.
These prints function in a similar way. There exists a subtle shift in how we read them as part of the magazine. Out of context they begin to develop an increased complexity and sense of ambiguity.
ARTIST: Susanne Bürner
TITLE: WITH YOU #6
WITH YOU #6 belongs to a series of posters which show spaces underneath people's beds. Inverted and enlarged, what was lying in the dark before, turns into a big, glowing and impenetrable spot, a screen of projection.
WITH YOU #6 circles around the notion of space at various levels of reality such as imaginative worlds. The space underneath the bed is not only defined by its physical limits but also by the concentration of the emotional input of the viewer or the bed owner it unifies.
ARTIST: Jacob Dahl Jürgensen
TITLE: 'Mixtape (poème électronique)'
The work consists of a Compact Cassette audio tape hung along twine suspended between the walls in the exhibition space, to create a both festive and abject-looking garland. The sound on the tape, which can thus not be heard, is a personal and eclectic compilation of music, sounds, voices and silences, all of which forms a pool of inspiration and research for my current work.
The title of the work obviously refers to personal compilation tapes, but also to a piece of music composed by Edgard Varèse. The composition was an integral part of the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels word fair in 1958, designed by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis. The pavilion was an environment that combined architecture, moving images, sound and colour to create a total work of art.
-Jacob Dahl Jürgensen
TITLE: The Sweetest Thing
MEDIA: Vagina mould, resin
ARTIST: Benedetta Jacovoni
TITLE: Active Sculpture
DESCRIPTION: A piece of plastic 54 x 52.5 x 53 x 53 and oil color
The Active Sculpture is a rubber surface painted with oil that was originally meant to be the ground for a painting. In my work I experiment with surfaces and plastic materials on which to make oil paintings. Sometimes the result is not satisfactory for technical reasons, mainly because of the way the paint dries. Sometimes these experiments fail. In this case I wanted to recycle a failure, a piece of rubber destined for the tip.
My work has always been connected with the transformation of objects and their own re-transformation, and the re-transformation of their leftovers. Often I transform an object into a sculpture that is then photographed, and finally used as a starting point for a painting. There is a starting point, but no end. In this case I inverted the process — the painting becomes sculpture with the help of photography.
Active Sculpture is a mobile sculpture, completed by four nails at the corners, with which you can fix the pieces in different positions, resulting in an endless array of possible forms.
Infinite sculptures in one.
ARTIST: Francesco Arena
TITLE: Fontana con agenda (Fountain with diary)