The smallest actions have an impact in an interconnected closed and finite system. The awareness of consequence tackles nihilism. To realise finitude is to unravel infinite possibility. This creates a context for powerful action and a potential end to apathy.
With thanks to James Wignall (Structural Design), Monique Dorniak, Ryo Himuro and Camille Roman (Sewing) and all donors of garments and stuffing.
My seating sculpture will be shown at this exhibition. Private View 17th March 2009, 7pm.
The Centre of the Universe presents an untitled, yet heroic group exhibition, a performance by Jordan Hunt and a public artist’s salon. The show is happening within an exhibition by graduating students from the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art MA course.
Jordan Hunt’s performance: 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th March
Interconnected Echoes – Matthew Stone’s Artist Salon: 3pm Saturday 23rd March
18 – 29 March 2009
Royal College of Art Galleries, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Open daily 11 am – 6pm, free admission.
Public information: www.cca.rca.ac.uk or Tel: 020 7590 4444
Press preview: 17 March, 10am – 12 noon
Private view: 17 March from 7pm
A full list of public events will be available on the website: www.cca.rca.ac.uk
I’m currently working on a giant seating structure for a group show coming up in March. The piece is ambitious; it’s going to be huge. So with limited time until the exhibition I would love your help on the following:
I’m looking for filling, I’ve a list of suitable material below, please contact me if you have any.
I want to put together a like-minded team to construct the piece. We’ll be doing this in sections and if you can sew and have some time to contribute I’d love to hear from you.
List of materials needed:
Clothes / bed linen / towels
Vintage fabrics and trims
The structure is to deal with the idea of UNBOUNDEDNESS, of interconnection, of a closed system with infinite parts. Contours and projections from the shape will create places to sit on and into the piece. It will be large in scale, intense in surface treatment and entirely composed of recycled textiles.
It will be shown at the RCA in March as part of the ‘Friends of the Divided Mind’ exhibition by the students of the Curating Contemporary Art Department. The piece will be part of the Centre of the Universe section of this exhibition.
The seating sculpture is constructed as a cushion; a fabric shell stuffed with filling. It will take up quite a large part of the gallery space as furniture for the performances and events that will take place during the course of the exhibition. The shell will be a patchwork of found fabric and second-hand clothes in strong colours.