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With, and, or, without

Roithmayr, F. (2015) With, and, or, without. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract/Summary

This exhibition investigates the various materials involved in artistic production through a focus on chance and contingency in the procedures of the realisation and presentation of sculpture. Contributing to the discussion of contemporary sculpture, this project offers significant new ways of presenting chance and contingency as results of formations and processes of material transformations that cannot be named, but have instead the potential to accumulate and become sculpture. The exhibition also de-stabilises the central and autonomous role of the artist and the single and distinct artwork through implicating museum and gallery staff as active participants in the economy of artistic production, and dispersing artworks across sites and exhibitions, repositioning and extending questions of authorship, trust, care and responsibility in relation to the production and display of sculpture, and stressing the importance of sprawling, collaborative networks for current artistic work.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:78424
Uncontrolled Keywords:sculpture, chance, contingency, production, art making, exhibition making, art formation, material transformation, unnamable, autonomy, artistic production, participation
Publisher Statement:Florian Roithmayr presents a new body of sculptural works which observe material transformations in the processes of making. Capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the interstice between mould and cast, the sculptures embody the consequences of one surface, material or body yielding another. The configuration of the exhibition changes daily at the inclination of the front of house team as Roithmayr sets up parameters before relinquishing control of the works. Interested in labour that renders itself invisible upon completion, Roithmayr has undertaken intensive internships, shadowing engineering specialists such as a car surface decorator and a concrete beautician, who manipulate materials to perform beyond their physical expectations. The sculptures act not as discrete objects but as representations of an accumulation of research, process and production.

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