For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have explored notions of duration within their work: richard mcvetis, Dale Wilson, Rich White, James Steventon and Katy Beinart.
In Pursuit of Time, 2017
A series of hand embroidered cubes exploring the passage of time. The title of each cube refers to the number of hours and minutes spent stitching each piece. This project seeks to visualise and make time, a tactile and tangible object.
Five Minute Sketch #11, 2014
Audio-tape on paper on board.
Dead Reckoning, 2014
The work was constructed from material sourced in the shopping centre. Its form was dictated by the properties of this material and Rich's attempt to locate and build towards the centre of the room using the outdated navigational method of dead reckoning, which uses your previous position, your estimated speed and your assumed direction to plot your current location. This method can easily become inaccurate as speed is not constant and drift cannot be accounted for - errors become compounded.
16 hours for 8 years of Yasmin Canvin, 2017
Pencil on paper.
A mark is made for each inhalation and exhalation, and repeated continuously until failure.
Drawn to thank and celebrate 8 years of Yasmin Canvin as Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
18 September 2017
The installation recreates technologies of salt production in Portugal, unchanged for centuries, whilst also inviting the viewer to reflect on the slow change of evaporation and crystallization – the cycle of 'drying out' salt usually takes 6-7 days. The salt, collected from the salinas of Aveiro, and Figueira da Foz, mingles with water collected from the Tejo river in Lisbon.
Part of the 'Saltworks' project, which attempts to capture both the materiality, and poetics of salt.
The work was made through field research in Portugal and a studio residency at Fabrica Braco de Prata in Lisbon in September 2013, and was shown at Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon from 26th September - 26th October 2013.
Published 22 October 2021