Kunst Talk: Rebecca Ackroyd in Conversation with Alexandra da Cunha

Read More  |  26.02.21  |  Article by Mazzy-Mae Green  |  Art, culture, interview, Issues, Magazine  |  MM18

The materials an artist chooses affect not only the look and feel of their work, but also the way in which they make it. Rebecca Ackroyd and Alexandre da Cunha both make selections that shape their processes. In Ackroyd’s work, she creates ghostly and unsettling atmospheres through a quick, urgent process of loosely applied materials, from chicken wire, fiberglass, and plaster bandages. For Da Cunha, his methods of displacing and re-contextualising everyday objects have a more conceptual understanding – naturally slower. Often, they involve repurposing mass-produced objects to fit a minimalist aesthetic, heavy with symbolism.

Over a conversation for Modern Matter, the two sculptors sit down together to discuss material processes, mediums and influences.
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Some People Are Like Comets

Read More  |  25.02.21  |  Article by Philippa Snow & Olu Odukoya  |  Art, culture, interview, Issues, Magazine  |  MM18

My performance consisted of three elements: myself, an institutional wall clock, and a 5’x8’ sheet of plate glass. The sheet of glass was placed horizontally and leaned against the wall at a 45 degree angle; the clock was placed to the left of the glass at eye level. When the performance began, the clock was running at the correct time. I entered the room and reset the clock to twelve midnight. I crawled into the space between the glass and the wall, and lay on my back. I was prepared to lie in this position indefinitely, until one of the three elements was disturbed or altered. The responsibility for ending the piece rested with the museum staff, but they were unaware of this crucial aspect. The piece ended when Dennis O’Shea placed a container of water inside the space between the wall and the glass, 45 hours and 10 minutes after the start of the piece. I immediately got up and smashed the face of the clock with a hammer, recording the exact amount of time which had elapsed from beginning to end.

Chris Burden in MM18
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(L.A.P.D. Uniform)

Read More  |  25.02.21  |  Article by Chris Burden  |  Art, culture, interview, Issues, Magazine  |  MM18

Transcript of Chris Burden’s Words (Around September 2012) About L.A.P.D. Uniform
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The Mother Issue

Read More  |  30.08.18  |  Article by Modern Matter  |  Issues  |  MM14

Modern Matter’s latest issue, The Mother Issue, is out now.
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