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Finalist Assessment Studio 4

Coalesce

Date: May 2020Size: 1.3 x 1.24 x 2 mMaterial: Bamboo, twine, plaster, sellotape Coalesce “To come together to form a single unit” Arms of plaster support forms of bamboo. Stretching the limits of the relationship between the materials and space. Fighting balance, tension and gravity. A constant stream is drawn with bamboo and plaster.

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Outline

Date: May 2020Size: A5Material: Ink pen on printer paper Transformation between materials and scale, practising, planning. The intricacy of layers in transformable objects. Determining the next steps.

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Hexahedron Wafer

Date: April 2020Size: Under 3 x 3 cmMaterial: Matchsticks, tissue paper and glue Planning, preparing, balancing. Producing transformable structures, under gravity and tension. Small scale weight to determine a future of sculptural installation that encompasses an area.

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Richard Tuttle

Fusing sculpture, painting and poetry together with textiles. Colours mutate, canvas becoming a geometric abstraction. Sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. He choreographs the audience – we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction’s ascent into space.

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New Babylon – Constant Nieuwenhuys

The model designs of playful cities and the creative human being at the centre. Man would be liberated from manual labour and dedicate himself to the development of creative ideas. Interweaving and intersecting each element, joining and conversing. A series of linked transformable structures, perched above ground. A post-revolutionary world.

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Stasis

Date: March 2020Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5 ftMaterial: Bamboo, twine, plaster Gravity takes its toll when adding weight. Unpolished, it could be disturbed by a simple knock or push. Holding itself in the moment. Two materials forced into a moulded relationship, to work together, to balance. Too heavy to hold itself without support.

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Dan Shipsides

Reflecting a life of climbing, relationship to space and participatory engagement. Seek to create open narrative through that experience. Often using the contribution of others in multiple mediums. It draws from, responds to, documents or reflects the experience of seeing, being and doing whilst linking to social, political, environmental or historical contexts. Large-scale, noticeable from […]

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Finalist Assessment Studio 4

Blush

Date: March 2020Size: 2 x 2 ftMaterial: Bamboo, red wool, brown wool, blue wool, white wool Tepid or harsh. Soft against solid. Natural materials coming together to intersect and encompass. Exploring tension, fluidity, stasis. Blend in to the bamboo, or contrast against it. Linking and weaving together. Planning, preparation.

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Bamboo Fissure

Date: March 2020Size: 2 x 2 x 2 ftMaterial: Bamboo, twine, wool Tightening joints, making barriers and creating tension. Sturdy cube, gravity acting upon its weight. A methodological working of the twine, to intersect the bamboo and create it’s simple innocence. A series of linked, transformable items.

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Tadashi Kawamata

Sculptural installations made from mass-produced materials like wooden pallets, balsa wood, corrugate tine, and cardboard. Suggests a links between socio-economic status and architectural styles. Influenced by his childhood interest in urban spaces, often living near his site-specific installations.