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More than is needed so as not to be caught short

Roithmayr, F. (2018) More than is needed so as not to be caught short. In: Conference: The Humility of Plaster, 4 Sept 2018, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge.

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Mould and cast often appear as separate and distinct stages of form and counter-form within a sequence of events. This might be a consequence of postproduction symbolisation, caused by attempts to fix the imprint through language, by singling out and arresting moments that are really part of flowing networks, or by an over-emphasis on resemblance and recognition. I want to formulate an alternative approach: drawing on different examples of plaster moulds and casts, I will attempt to generate and present the imprint as an occurrence in the interstice forming a third, miraculous and highly generative ground in the preset that relates to mistakes, faults, disturbances, a breakdown of accountability and recognition, and in its failure to resemble, offers instead the possibility to accumulate into sculpture.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:80817
Uncontrolled Keywords:cast collection, plaster casts, moulds, collections, sculpture

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