24 May - 16 June 2012
Lucy Skaer
Force Justify (Part 2)



In the second part of Force Justify the tile pattern was again replicated in a series of woven sails, rigged up in the space giving a thwarted ability to move forward. This absurdist sense of agency is typical of the project, a series of misuses of objects and ideas to make immediately appealing stop gaps. Casting myself in the role of the fool, I have also made a series of small sculptures using various materials such as Glass, Tin, Bronze and Enamel which tell the story of the fool's thoughts of the water and also give clues to the project's transformation thus far. Liquidity in the Mind of the Fool contains small Brancusi's Newborn sculptures now tumbled and submerged in melted glass or enveloped in Tin. Visible through a melted red glass panel is the original image of the woodcut, now transformed in to a specially printed secure bank note. One of the sculptures is made up of badly minted coins, which present a balance between material and symbolic, with the validating stamp sliding from the face of the metal disc. The installation as a whole repeats this gesture of not making it from the material world, being unable to detach in to symbolism or language.

Installation view, Tulips & Roses, Brussels, May-June 2012



The Good Ship Blank and Ballast (Force Justified), 2010-2012
Woven fabric, Re-cast Aluminium (Dimensions variable)



Installation view, Tulips & Roses, Brussels, May-June 2012



Liquidity in the Mind of the Fool, 2012
Glass, Enamel on copper, Tin, Bronze, Fossils, Shells, Coins, Books (Dimensions variable)



Some pictures from Force Justify (Part 1) can be found under this link

24 May - 16 June 2012
Lucy Skaer
Force Justify (Part 2)



In the second part of Force Justify the tile pattern was again replicated in a series of woven sails, rigged up in the space giving a thwarted ability to move forward. This absurdist sense of agency is typical of the project, a series of misuses of objects and ideas to make immediately appealing stop gaps. Casting myself in the role of the fool, I have also made a series of small sculptures using various materials such as Glass, Tin, Bronze and Enamel which tell the story of the fool's thoughts of the water and also give clues to the project's transformation thus far. Liquidity in the Mind of the Fool contains small Brancusi's Newborn sculptures now tumbled and submerged in melted glass or enveloped in Tin. Visible through a melted red glass panel is the original image of the woodcut, now transformed in to a specially printed secure bank note. One of the sculptures is made up of badly minted coins, which present a balance between material and symbolic, with the validating stamp sliding from the face of the metal disc. The installation as a whole repeats this gesture of not making it from the material world, being unable to detach in to symbolism or language.

Installation view, Tulips & Roses, Brussels, May-June 2012



The Good Ship Blank and Ballast (Force Justified), 2010-2012
Woven fabric, Re-cast Aluminium (Dimensions variable)



Installation view, Tulips & Roses, Brussels, May-June 2012



Liquidity in the Mind of the Fool, 2012
Glass, Enamel on copper, Tin, Bronze, Fossils, Shells, Coins, Books (Dimensions variable)



Some pictures from Force Justify (Part 1) can be found under this link