I have been having a really fun time staging my sculptures on the new painted backdrops this week.MORE
If you are around in London this June I am showing some work on two occasions, I would love to see you there!
Saturday 13 June – HOUSEPROJECT//STRUCTURALOBJECT
open between 3pm and 10pm for a day / evening with art, food, objects in and on objects, performances and films in a house in SE3. RSVP TO: firstname.lastname@example.org, Upon rsvp full address will be given.
artists showing / performing are:
Bettina Buck, Bridget Currie, Alison Currie, Peter Eccher, Emma Hammarén, Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, Lauren Godfrey, Calvin Laing, Kate McMillan, Benjamin A Owen, Laure Prouvost, Linda Persson, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Ross Taylor, Sophie Yetton & Andy Warhol (in spirit)
Tuesday 16 June – ‘ things meeting now’ Michaelis Theatre, University of Roehampton
4pm – 8pm (Michaelis studio): Lizz Fort The Conversation
This saturday the 16th of May I am presenting my work in progress at Centro Negra. The program will start at 12 noon and run into the night, with presentations, paella and music later in the evening. Read about the program HERE . My studio will be open and I will be talking about my project ‘tourists’. The attached images are from a trial performance with sculptures.MORE
Some results from the photoshoot today in a friend’s house; my paper mache sculptures in situ with his collection of plants.MORE
Last week at Wiels, I attended an inspiring lecture by Steven Jacobs, a professor at the University of Ghent. Jacobs spoke on the films of Henri Alekan and Carl Theodor Dreyer, that use sculptures as their subject. Jacobs structured the lecture around two main works, Dreyer’s film ‘ Thorvaldson’, and Alekan’s ”L’Enfer de Rodin’. Thorvaldson was a Danish neoclassical sculptor, and Dreyer films his white marble works against soft velvet drapes, light and shadow linking delicately across the image. Alekan films Rodin’s complex and profligate work ‘The gates of hell’ and the drama, sexuality and violence of the work is conveyed in swirling shots and stark black and white contrasts.The films are dominated by a fascination with the static (sculptural)object as subject for film;MORE
1) Packing up sculptures for the ‘Arte Magra’ project in Adelaide opening early september. I am still a bit unsure of what I will end up showing as it is an opportunity to work in the Botanic Gardens. One work will be a picnic performance, reprising a work from 2003. I will also be using cast aluminium rings to ‘ring’ or notice, parts of the gardens. I have made a few lumpy strange sculptures that may or may not make it into one of the greenhouses.
2) Packing up our house to move to Brussels. As of the 1st of June, J and I will be living in Brussels for 6 months (apart from stints in Australia). Maybe 2014 will have time for moss gathering.MORE
Appreciation of sculpture depends on the ability to respond to form in three dimensions. That is perhaps why sculpture has been described as the most difficult of all arts; certainly it is more difficult than the arts which involve appreciation of flat forms, shape in only two dimensions. Many more people are ‘form blind’ than colour-blind. The child learning to see, first distinguishes only two-dimensional shape; it cannot judge distances, depths. Later, for its personal safety and practical needs, it has to develop (partly by means of touch) the ability to judge roughly three dimensional distances. But having satisfied the requirements of practical necessity, most people go no farther. Though they may attain considerable accuracy in the perception of flat form, they do not make the further intellectual and emotional effort needed to comprehend forMORE