Thursday, 10 November 2011

Jerwood Encounters: TERRA

I am taking part in the show 'TERRA', a Jerwood Encounters exhibition that explores the relationship contemporary sculpture practice shares with the environment and landscape beyond the gallery. The show is curated by Hayley Skipper and Antony Mottershead, in partnership with Forestry Commission England, Grizedale Forest. The artists in the show are Jonathan Anderson, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Luke Jerram, The Owl project and myself. 

I elaborated on the installation 'Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic?' (see previous post 24 Feb 2011). The animation 'Blind Petunias' is screened using two projections. A new animation is added to this installation displayed using a vertical projection. Seven beech tree trunks with plaster sculpted fungal growths create a conceptual landscape. The budding growths are the projection surface for the growing Petunias. The wood is sourced from Grizedale Forest.

Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic? (#2)
Installation (tree trunks, gypsum, projectors, animations), 2011, 
dimensions 4.5m x 4.5m  x 3m.

Photo credit Tomas Rydin