Elevage de Poussière. Oliva Arts Centre, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal 2012-13

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/285746
Title:
Elevage de Poussière. Oliva Arts Centre, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal 2012-13
Authors:
Clark, Robert Casselton
Issue Date:
30-Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/285746
Additional Links:
http://olivarewind.wix.com/drawing
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Artist’s Residency, Commission and Solo Exhibition, with publication. Title: Exhibition: Elevage de Poussière Residency: Oliva/Rewind Location of output: Exhibition: Oliva Arts Centre, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal Residency, Workshops: Paços da Cultura, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal Number of Pieces: 60 Media: mixed-media Residency, Commission and workshops: Opening date: 7 May 2012 Closing date: 12 May 2012 Exhibition with publication: Opening Date June 2013 During May 2012 I was commissioned to work on a series of mixed-media art pieces in response to the cultural transformation of the Oliva factory building in S. João Da Madeira, Portugal, into a large-scale arts centre the Oliva Arts Factory. The presentation of the commission took place during a weeklong artist’s residency at the city’s Paços da Cultura which involved a series of arts workshops with local students. See http://olivarewind.wix.com/drawing The finished series of sixty works will be exhibited as the inaugural exhibition of the Oliva Arts Factory with an accompanying publication in May 2013. The Elevage de Poussière series takes its title from a historically significant artwork by the Surrealist photographer May Ray. The photograph is a close-up of a detail of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (one of the most innovative artworks of the 20th century) covered in a layer of accumulated dust. From the outset I was presented with something of a quandary: how to research the industrial and cultural history of the S. João da Madeira area in general and the transformation of the Oliva Factory in particular, whilst at the same time being honest to the fact that I am an outsider? Above all it has been the Portuguese cultural phenomenon of saudade that has formed the main focus of the project’s research, most particularly because of course we have no precise equivalent in English culture. The photographs I had taken of the empty Oliva factory, a mere architectural shell, provided the catalysts for a series of distant reveries on the theme of a culture I felt intimately close to. Research was developed into the history of found objects (with particular reference to Marcel Duchamp), collage (Robert Rauschenberg) and artworks that deliberately bear the traceries of human histories (Kurt Schwitters). Thus the research combined visual and poetic reverie on the cultural/historical phenomena of saudade with extensive research into the industrial history and its transformation into contemporary cultural industries.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClark, Robert Casseltonen
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T12:39:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-30T12:39:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-30-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/285746-
dc.descriptionArtist’s Residency, Commission and Solo Exhibition, with publication. Title: Exhibition: Elevage de Poussière Residency: Oliva/Rewind Location of output: Exhibition: Oliva Arts Centre, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal Residency, Workshops: Paços da Cultura, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal Number of Pieces: 60 Media: mixed-media Residency, Commission and workshops: Opening date: 7 May 2012 Closing date: 12 May 2012 Exhibition with publication: Opening Date June 2013 During May 2012 I was commissioned to work on a series of mixed-media art pieces in response to the cultural transformation of the Oliva factory building in S. João Da Madeira, Portugal, into a large-scale arts centre the Oliva Arts Factory. The presentation of the commission took place during a weeklong artist’s residency at the city’s Paços da Cultura which involved a series of arts workshops with local students. See http://olivarewind.wix.com/drawing The finished series of sixty works will be exhibited as the inaugural exhibition of the Oliva Arts Factory with an accompanying publication in May 2013. The Elevage de Poussière series takes its title from a historically significant artwork by the Surrealist photographer May Ray. The photograph is a close-up of a detail of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (one of the most innovative artworks of the 20th century) covered in a layer of accumulated dust. From the outset I was presented with something of a quandary: how to research the industrial and cultural history of the S. João da Madeira area in general and the transformation of the Oliva Factory in particular, whilst at the same time being honest to the fact that I am an outsider? Above all it has been the Portuguese cultural phenomenon of saudade that has formed the main focus of the project’s research, most particularly because of course we have no precise equivalent in English culture. The photographs I had taken of the empty Oliva factory, a mere architectural shell, provided the catalysts for a series of distant reveries on the theme of a culture I felt intimately close to. Research was developed into the history of found objects (with particular reference to Marcel Duchamp), collage (Robert Rauschenberg) and artworks that deliberately bear the traceries of human histories (Kurt Schwitters). Thus the research combined visual and poetic reverie on the cultural/historical phenomena of saudade with extensive research into the industrial history and its transformation into contemporary cultural industries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://olivarewind.wix.com/drawingen
dc.titleElevage de Poussière. Oliva Arts Centre, S. João Da Madeira, Portugal 2012-13en
dc.typeOtheren
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