Bodies of Work

Manners, Habits and Other Received Ideas
2014
Cinefoil, steel, magnets
Dimensions: Variable

Exhibition venue: 19th Biennale of Sydney, Australia

For Manners, Habits and Other Received Ideas the artists worked in residence at Artspace, Sydney, for 7 weeks, collecting an inventory of gestures from around the city. The fragments of other sculptures that comprise these three-dimensional collages are extracted by pressing Cinefoil – a matt, black foil normally used in theatre lighting – into parts of existing public monuments and architectural features. From this taxonomy (of over 700 fragments) 6 new sculptures were produced, the central figure being an exploded Queen Victoria.