Vortrag2. Dezember 2014
Imogen Stidworthy Künstlerin, Liverpool
Point Clouds and WormholesThese terms refer to aspects of Imogen Stidworthy's research methodology: the point cloud as a network of reference points usually in the form of an image, word, or fragment of text which describe a field of research, as well as the 3D laser-scanning technique (point clouds) which she has been using in a number of works since 2010. The wormhole is an analogy to understand those points not as markers of a topography, but as passages to enter the dimension of a bigger thought, idea, or a more complex image, perhaps embodied in a particular narrative or history.
Imogen Stidworthy will talk about her research and methodologies, through consideration of a small number of works spanning many years. These form a loose genealogy to the recent installation Balayer A Map of Sweeping, and trace her evolving interest in the space of the voice and subjectivity, within and outside language.
Imogen Stidworthy (1963, London) works primarily with the voice and language, reflecting on how we are positioned and how we locate ourselves, physically and culturally, through the voice.
Recent exhibitions: Passages at AKINCI, Amsterdam; Listening, Hayward Touring show at Baltic 39, Newcastle; Sao Paulo Bienal 2014; Bergen Triennale (2013); Acts of Voicing at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; The Collection as a Character, MuKHA, Antwerp and Busan Biennale 2012; October Salon, Belgrade (2011); documenta 12 (2007). Solo shows include Volumes of Stone, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, and Sacha, AKINCI, Amsterdam (2013); (.), Matts Gallery London (2011); Imogen Stidworthy, Arnolfini, Bristol, and The Work, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck (2010-11).
Stidworthy curated the exhibitions BLACKOUT! at the Exhibition Research Centre (ERC)
Liverpool; In the First Circle, Fundació Antoni Tapiès, Barcelona, in collaboration with Paul
Domela (2011-12), and Die Lucky Bush, MuKHA, Antwerp (2008).