I’ve been hard at work getting ready for tomorrow night’s show:
This is the end of year show for my program. Expect lots of good art. Read all about it here: donebeingwrong.com
The end of year project in one of my classes was to adapt a work of art. The piece I chose was: Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, exhibited in London’s Tate Modern in late 2010. The original installation involved filling Turbine Hall with 100 million hand made and painted ceramic sunflower seeds. You can read all about the original installation and see photos here.
For my adaptation I wanted to do a piece that drew on the thinking and writing I have been doing over the past few months about the role of 3D printing in art making; something that brought up the question of process, much like Ai Weiwei’s original did.
I’m pretty happy with the results, and may even get around to making a limited edition of these.
For a while now I’ve been working on a secret project. I don’t really know what to call it…. I shared it in a class critique while it was still in process and someone mentioned it was like a relationship abacus. I kind of like that.
The original plan was to have it ready to give for Valentine’s day, but it took a bit longer than I planned to get it perfect. It was only yesterday that it finally made its way to its intended recipient. I don’t have many process shots, due to the top secret nature of the whole thing, but I can finally share photos of this idea that has been bouncing around my head for months.
Neat shot of a plaster hand being peeled out of an alginate mould.
Alda is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at York University where she specialized in printmaking. It is during her time there, that her love for multiples was born.
Her interdisciplinary practice explores the hidden rituals embedded in even the most banal routines of everyday life, often echoed in the repetitive, laborious processes of producing art. Alda’s process often imitates industrial methods to generate large editions; this requires transforming the creative process into a one-person assembly line. Her current work explores ways of further increasing her making capacity through the use of new technologies as well as questions around the consumption and functionality of art.
When she’s not making things, Alda organizes international conferences for Toronto-based NGO IFEX. Alda is currently a candidate for an MDes at OCADU.
Beside Herself was a collaboration between Alda Escareño and Carolyn Self that took place from 2009 to 2011. Beside Herself was an exploration of print media in combination with hand crafted traditions.