>> I am a big fan of well renown London-based media artists and Royal College of Art graduate Sophie Clements. Her artworks show a beautiful fragility between different states of existence.<<
CURATOR MIRKO HECKTOR ABOUT THE ARTIST
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>>Sophie Clements is London based artist whose work occupies a space between filmmaking, sculpture and sound. Her work is involved in documenting a point of change - a transitory state between two absolutes. It is an attempt to capture an ephemeral moment whilst at the same time celebrating the impossibility of doing so. Clements combines a science of capture with the poetics of motion and the seduction of the impossible, to create objects from a single moment in time. Employing meticulous and rigorous filming techniques, whilst at the same time surrendering to the inherent chaotic nature of her chosen materials, Clements produces temporal sculptures that explore the futility of our human tendency to attempt to prevent or delay moments of change or disintegration. Clements’ solo works have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including The Barbican, London; Dolby HQ, USA; the V&A London; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; The Harris Museum, Preston and The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo.<<
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ACRYLIC STUDY, 2014
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Edition of 20 incl. signed certificate of authenticity
Fine Art Print on Hanhemühle Paper
Shadow Box Frame in black oak
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A few sentences about your work for OK KUNST?
Which place in Munich inspires you?
What do you appreciate about the collaboration with Mirko Hecktor?
Are there upcoming exhibitions/projects of yours that you want to talk about?
Which exhibition do you want to visit in the near future?
>>The Acrylic Study photo series comes from body of work in which I have been exploring chance combinations and moments created from putting materials through a process of physical change - through smashing, throwing, exploding and so on. Essentially this work has been about looking at a moment of significant physical change and how that acts as a metaphor for emotional or psychological change or rights of passage. In Acrylic Study the material is deliberately colourful and therefore somehow more lighthearted, concentrating on the random form and colour combinations that arise from a continuous process of destroying individual pieces of acrylic.<<
>>An easy answer is to say a place like Haus Der Kunst, as i always like to visit that place when i'm in Munich, and i've seen some great shows there. However my real answer is the general beauty of the city, the quality of life there and the studios and houses of my friends and colleagues there - that's where i've felt most inspired when in Munich.<<
>>I really appreciate Mirko's cross-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary background - in movement, stage, music and art... I feel that's where i'm coming from at my heart, as my work is shown both in the environment of the stage and the gallery. I feel it's a good fit, as our interests an experience in different art forms informs our identity and our work. Though I can't speak for Mirko of course, that's what I sense, and I appreciate it, and i'm always happy to work with him.<<
I'm right in the middle of production for an exciting new collaboration with the composer/pianist Nik Bärtsch. It's a project we've been talking about for a few years and finally have the opportunity to make it happen. It's exciting for me to work with him, and it also bridges the gap between the work I do in a gallery context with the work with live performance - the show will be a large-scale installation/sculpture/performance in which we play with a dramaturgy of natural elements and sound.<<
There are a few good shows on in London at the moment - most obviously the Turner Prize and 'Space Shifters' at the Hayward Gallery. I hope i'll get a chance to go and see them, as I tend to go a bit 'tunnel vision' and only think about the project when i'm in the middle of a workflow..!<<