The Cartesian Cut?
Energy Drinks and Household Dirt
Size: 150cm x 150cm x 10cm
Materials: Grass, Wood and Household Plastic 'Waste'
On a recent trip to Sea Mills Floodplain in the Bristol area to stake claim to litter - in this instance a polystyrene boulder lying in ruin - researchers from the AHRC 'Power and the Water' Project commented on the sound of plastic crunching beneath their feet as they walked across the grass. The experience of walking through the landscape had revealed that the appearance of the green growing land was deceptive, for it squeaked and crackled from the build up of invisible plastics lying beneath.
Inspired by this interaction with the environment, in this presentation I invite 'fellow travellers' (Ingold 2013: 96) to walk on grass inside the workshop space. The participatory artwork is made from a 4 Metre Square area of turf loaded with invisible plastics beneath, and participants are invited to explore our contemporary relationship with plastic by entering correspondence (Ingold 2013: 7) with material via the artwork. We will use this engagement to think from the body (Ingold 2013: 94) and recognise (perhaps even reconfigure) our relationship with plastic.
5ft x 7ft
Oil on Canvas
102 cm x 71 cm
Private Collection (Spain)
Carl Legien Housing Estate
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Eloise Govier with 'The Swan House' collection
Solo Exhibition at the Welsh Assembly
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On show at London Morgan, 6 Astwood Mews
Until January 2014
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Oil on Canvas
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Barcelona April 2013
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