This work focuses on the relationship between house, home and country, and the mediated relationship many people have with the Australian environment through the walls of their house. It captures the search for a sense of belonging in both a cultured interior space and constructed external landscape.
“In point of fact, daydreaming, from the very first second, is an entirely constituted state. We do not see it start, and yet it always starts the same way, that is, it flees the object nearby and right away it is far off, elsewhere, in the space of elsewhere.”
— Gaston Bachelard,
in The Poetics of Space,
trans. Maria Jolas (Boston: Beacon, 1994), 183-84.
My childhood was filled with laundry lines. The movement and sound of clothes on the line continues to intrigue me. Work done with my own clothesline resulted in the creation of The Claesline Gallery, an experimental, outdoor public/private exhibition space.
An early documentary by filmmaker Jenny Gilbertson, one of Scotland’s film pioneers. It records a traditional way of life which was about to disappear for ever and captures the annual farming year of the crofting communities of the Shetland Isles.
Karla Black’s unorthodox and innovative approach to sculpture has led to a nomination for the Turner Prize 2011. Using established art materials alongside more unusual items such as nail varnish, cellophane and bath salts she creates work whose fragility seems to echo her fascination with pyschological vulnerability. In this interview she talks about what sculpture means to her, and its power to evoke a physical response.