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“Picture on plinth”, 2017
Earthenware, raw clay support, papier mâché plinth Dimensions Variable
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“Support”, 2017 (detail)
Stoneware brown clay vessel, stoneware white clay frame Dimensions Variable
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“Is it?”, 2017 (detail)
Earthenware slip cast paintings, earthenware plinth
Dimensions Variable
I am interested in challenging traditional archetypes of the vessel, pedestal and canvas by subverting the idea of the “support” or “medium” in contemporary art. Focusing on ceramics, sculpture and painting, I aim to do this through remediation, recon guration and assemblage. Exploring Marshall McLuhan’s claim that “the ‘content’ of any medium is always another medium” (in Lange-Berndt, 2015, p. 200), I am asking whether the “content” of an object changes if its medium challenges an expected archetype.
Contact: madlah.darling@gmail.com
Madeleine Thornton-Smith
www.instagram.com/madsielouise/ www.madeleinethornton-smith.com/ http://madeleinethornton-smith.tumblr.com/
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