Zygote: A Kinetic Artwork

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Zygote: A Kinetic Artwork

Project 2012-05-01 03:24:59 +1200

curated

Collab Project with Blue Oyster

The Blue Oyster Arts Trust (BOAT) was founded in Dunedin in 1999 as the governing body of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space that provides a high quality, dynamic program of experimental and innovative contemporary art practice.

Zygote: A Kinetic Installation by Emma Chalmers

I have been given a unique opportunity to create a site-specific artwork for a non-commercial window space at Sanderson Art Gallery in Auckland. This artwork will be an extension of Grip and Release: Hold Us Close Like a Child; an experimental artwork I created for The Blue Oyster Project Space in Dunedin.

The artwork

In the window space at the gallery I will make an installation in the style of an archeologists dig site. The dig site will house my reconstructed version of the ancient limestone fertility figurine Women of Willendorf, which was discovered in Austria in 1908. Using plastic Tupperware, clay, motors and rubber bands, I will construct an absurd fertility totem based on my imagination, of what she might look like if another was found in the walls of Sanderson Art Gallery.


Above: Concept drawing of Zygote

Where's the money going?

Having an exhibition at the other end of the country will be expensive, so pledges will be put towards the cost of travel, advertising, printing and materials. These expenses make up only half of the total cost of the project; the other half I will fund myself.

Update: Whats been happening in the studio......

With just over 4 weeks left before the opening of my latest kinetic work, I've been having some late nights in the studio, building, discarding and refining the final piece for Auckland.

Many things have changed throughout it's construction and I'm finally starting to feel the work is coming together in new and exciting ways. I wanted to share some images of what I've been up to in the studio and a little excerpt from the catalogue text written by Suzanne Claessen.


Building the concrete wall out of polystyrene blocks 


 Reshaping the polystyrene to allow for movement and creating a concrete-like surface.


Close up of the partially completed installation, with the polysterene grouted to look like concrete and a jagged hole cut into a piece of mdf to create the sense of excavation.

Over the next week I will be refining movement, lighting and adding equipment to make it look like an archeologist's dig.

I'll also be working on designing the catalogue,

''Unveiled from inside the wall, this shaking statue is right in your face. Inspired by one of the oldest sculptures ever found; The Venus of Willendorf, Chalmers recreates the voluptuous round shapes of this woman in a rather flat, pubescent way, using materials and connotations of today. While the raw clay leads us back to ancient ideas about the round ‘shapes of fertility’, ideas that might even suggest that the ultimate femininity is found in fertility, the plastic materials question these old values and pose contemporary thoughts and attitudes about women and fertility today.''

Excerpt from catalogue text by Suzanne Claessen.


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Pledgers 28

Emma
2012-06-30 12:58:27 +1200
Emma
2012-06-29 20:21:24 +1200
teina
2012-06-28 14:43:42 +1200
Ruth Myers
2012-06-26 22:55:21 +1200
Mike
2012-06-26 01:58:10 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2012-06-24 20:43:35 +1200
Joey Bania
2012-06-21 20:49:33 +1200
Trudi Hull
2012-06-15 10:54:25 +1200
AJ Annand
2012-06-12 00:08:43 +1200
K Scott
2012-06-10 10:19:45 +1200
Camilo Borges
2012-06-09 23:23:43 +1200
Jo Blakie
2012-06-09 20:37:32 +1200
Jono Ryan
2012-05-30 11:46:13 +1200
Barbara Smith
2012-05-28 11:21:30 +1200
Denise Marshall
2012-05-26 15:53:48 +1200
Marta
2012-05-24 16:34:22 +1200
Glenda McHardy
2012-05-20 17:30:44 +1200
Nick Knox
2012-05-17 01:58:13 +1200
Michael Greaves
2012-05-15 22:09:21 +1200
Slow Jam
2012-05-15 18:03:48 +1200
Philippa Saxton
2012-05-14 13:14:29 +1200
Tom van Bodegraven
2012-05-13 19:09:31 +1200
Jacquie Annand
2012-05-12 13:15:22 +1200
max
2012-05-12 11:03:29 +1200
Anna Claire Thompson
2012-05-11 22:46:03 +1200
snowbound
2012-05-11 18:35:33 +1200
Ollie Lucks
2012-05-11 09:21:11 +1200
Heather Wilkins
2012-05-10 20:58:19 +1200

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Zygote: A Kinetic Artwork

Project 2012-05-01 03:24:59 +1200

curated

Collab Project with Blue Oyster

The Blue Oyster Arts Trust (BOAT) was founded in Dunedin in 1999 as the governing body of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space that provides a high quality, dynamic program of experimental and innovative contemporary art practice.

Zygote: A Kinetic Installation by Emma Chalmers

I have been given a unique opportunity to create a site-specific artwork for a non-commercial window space at Sanderson Art Gallery in Auckland. This artwork will be an extension of Grip and Release: Hold Us Close Like a Child; an experimental artwork I created for The Blue Oyster Project Space in Dunedin.

The artwork

In the window space at the gallery I will make an installation in the style of an archeologists dig site. The dig site will house my reconstructed version of the ancient limestone fertility figurine Women of Willendorf, which was discovered in Austria in 1908. Using plastic Tupperware, clay, motors and rubber bands, I will construct an absurd fertility totem based on my imagination, of what she might look like if another was found in the walls of Sanderson Art Gallery.


Above: Concept drawing of Zygote

Where's the money going?

Having an exhibition at the other end of the country will be expensive, so pledges will be put towards the cost of travel, advertising, printing and materials. These expenses make up only half of the total cost of the project; the other half I will fund myself.

Update: Whats been happening in the studio......

With just over 4 weeks left before the opening of my latest kinetic work, I've been having some late nights in the studio, building, discarding and refining the final piece for Auckland.

Many things have changed throughout it's construction and I'm finally starting to feel the work is coming together in new and exciting ways. I wanted to share some images of what I've been up to in the studio and a little excerpt from the catalogue text written by Suzanne Claessen.


Building the concrete wall out of polystyrene blocks 


 Reshaping the polystyrene to allow for movement and creating a concrete-like surface.


Close up of the partially completed installation, with the polysterene grouted to look like concrete and a jagged hole cut into a piece of mdf to create the sense of excavation.

Over the next week I will be refining movement, lighting and adding equipment to make it look like an archeologist's dig.

I'll also be working on designing the catalogue,

''Unveiled from inside the wall, this shaking statue is right in your face. Inspired by one of the oldest sculptures ever found; The Venus of Willendorf, Chalmers recreates the voluptuous round shapes of this woman in a rather flat, pubescent way, using materials and connotations of today. While the raw clay leads us back to ancient ideas about the round ‘shapes of fertility’, ideas that might even suggest that the ultimate femininity is found in fertility, the plastic materials question these old values and pose contemporary thoughts and attitudes about women and fertility today.''

Excerpt from catalogue text by Suzanne Claessen.


Visit the link above to see examples of the rewards you can get










Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Emma
2012-06-30 12:58:27 +1200
Emma
2012-06-29 20:21:24 +1200
teina
2012-06-28 14:43:42 +1200
Ruth Myers
2012-06-26 22:55:21 +1200
Mike
2012-06-26 01:58:10 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2012-06-24 20:43:35 +1200
Joey Bania
2012-06-21 20:49:33 +1200
Trudi Hull
2012-06-15 10:54:25 +1200
AJ Annand
2012-06-12 00:08:43 +1200
K Scott
2012-06-10 10:19:45 +1200
Camilo Borges
2012-06-09 23:23:43 +1200
Jo Blakie
2012-06-09 20:37:32 +1200
Jono Ryan
2012-05-30 11:46:13 +1200
Barbara Smith
2012-05-28 11:21:30 +1200
Denise Marshall
2012-05-26 15:53:48 +1200
Marta
2012-05-24 16:34:22 +1200
Glenda McHardy
2012-05-20 17:30:44 +1200
Nick Knox
2012-05-17 01:58:13 +1200
Michael Greaves
2012-05-15 22:09:21 +1200
Slow Jam
2012-05-15 18:03:48 +1200
Philippa Saxton
2012-05-14 13:14:29 +1200
Tom van Bodegraven
2012-05-13 19:09:31 +1200
Jacquie Annand
2012-05-12 13:15:22 +1200
max
2012-05-12 11:03:29 +1200
Anna Claire Thompson
2012-05-11 22:46:03 +1200
snowbound
2012-05-11 18:35:33 +1200
Ollie Lucks
2012-05-11 09:21:11 +1200
Heather Wilkins
2012-05-10 20:58:19 +1200

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