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36583 - Corkboard in exhibition. In Situ of performance.



Project Description

The origin of 36583 lies in the writing of Simon O'Sullivan on the Art Encounters. In it, O'Sullivan discusses key topics from Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand' Plateaus through art practice.

The corkboard is a site of the temporary - the work in progress. It is akin to a painter's canvas that is never completed by the painted, only the painting. It relies on an ability to hold, but let go of the pin as notes, plans and lists are made and completed.

The decision was made to push the surface to it's edge. To find the point at which the cork-board appeared to be filled with holes. To quote O'Sullivan:
"Here the perceptible emerges from, and merges with, the imperceptible. Clarity emerges from, and merges with, obscurity, just as sense emerges from, and merges with, nonsense. (O'Sullivan, 2006).

The project centred around a performative act and a resulting exhibition. The performance itself took 22 hours and resulted in 36583 pin pricks, covering the surface of the corkboard. The board itself distended and tore. Exhibited in situ and backlit, the board was the focal point for a discussion about the art object.

Unintentionally, the project created a new, unexpected Encounter: the rupturing of the board created a cork dust which became the focal point for a new body of work (more interesting than the static board produced by the performance) called 1422.

O’Sullivan, S. (2006) Art encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought beyond representation. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Artworks from this project.

Exhibitions of this project.

Artworks from this project have been exhibited in the following exhibitions.

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