To the sea
Clutching the rock
Take it and slides
Withdraws and returns
As it misses the land
- Mariarosa Dalla Costa
The Fluidity (The art is better when it is edible), 2021
Fat represents freedom, changes of state, fluidity, indicating principles of nature such as chaos, warmth and energy. Joseph Beuys used fat as material to evoke a shamanistic feeling for healing. Through the process of temperature changing the chocolate has transformed, solidified into a new structure. The substance exists temporary in a solid form and it can flow back in chaos in between of transmission.
Fat & Felt, 2021, Cocoa powder, coconut oil, seasalt, sugar
Escape from Where We Are, 2021
Prawns & Pigs, 2019
The Ashtray Show West, 2019
A black and white poster with a cinermatic image of cigarette burn holes on an old armchair is printed over with The Ashtray Show West in mottled white text. Ninety-two ashtrays are lined up on shelves spreading into the floor. Some are from personal collections or bespoke pieces, sentimental, symbolic, rude or idiosyncratic, displayed opposite a collection of delicate jewelry. Both ashtrays and jewelry are universally recognisable forms of adornment that connect to notions of monopoly, materiality and trade.
Ashtray have served as a local point for watching smoking plumes diffuse, looking into the distance, giancing at co-smokers and thinking little.
“We can move our hand across the table and we can move the ashtray. But we cannot move our hand through the tabletop, or across the spot on which the ashtray stands, without moving the ashtray. To putit differently, our possibilities of action are limited.”
From Material Objects by W.D. Joske
After Christmas, 2018