Monday, April 12, 2010

What's the object?

I am currently a 4th year BVA student at MSVA, Manukau School of Visual Arts, now on that slippery slope to graduation. These are a few select objects from a series in 2009 called "What's the object?' where my working method was Bricolage, which I used to construct strange and sometimes wearable objects intended to offer multiple possibilities (like bricolage) for fiddling and discovering.

I am interested in Nicolas Bourriuad’s theories around ‘Postproduction’ where he states,

‘That the artistic question is no longer “what we can make that is new” but, how can we make do with what we have?” – How can we produce singularity and meaning from this chaotic mass of objects, names, references that constitute our daily life.’

These are a few examples of my work that are in a pod at the Satillite Gallery from 13 April to 3 May 2010 along with Laura Robertson.

Bourriaud, N. (2002). The use of objects. In Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World (pp.23-33) New York: Lukas & Sternberg.