Twomey, Clare (2006) Temporary. [Show/Exhibition]

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Thousands of clay polaroids were installed on the gallery walls, in a project that engaged with the nature of image making, memory and loss. Awarded a prize at Faenza International Museum of Ceramics. In Temporary thousands of clay Polaroids were placed on the gallery walls. The use of clay, a temporary unfired material, acted in contradistinction to the intention of the icon Twomey used. The Polaroid gives a sense of an impermanent thing we now possess: the Polaroid makes memory a permanent reality and a possession. However by using the messy, visceral qualities of the raw clay and by disrupting the purity of the images, Twomey managed to comment on the nature of image-making and of memory and loss. This work was commissioned by the Northern Clay Centre to question issues of criticality in relationship to craft practice. The Northern Clay Centre is one of the most prestigious centres for ceramics in the USA with a remit to encourage innovative practice and raise standards of interpretation. Temporary, a continuation of Twomey’s research into works with unfired clay, was first developed while undertaking a residency at the well-respected residency centre in Keskamet, Hungary. During this period of research Twomey undertook substantive work focusing on developing her understanding of the meanings of temporality in her practice. This work has now been commissioned by the De Witte Voet Gallery in Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Art fair 2007. Temporary was awarded the Medal of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Assemblea Legislativa, a significant prize, at the Feanza Ceramics Museum International Annual Contemporary Ceramics Competition in Italy (June 16th – August 19th, 2007). This is one of the most historic and notable museums and competitions in Europe. <http://www.micfaenza.org>

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: 2000 unfired clay Polaroid pictures, 12m x 5m on gallery wall. Also shown at De Witte Voet Gallery, Amsterdam, Trees De Mits,(9th - 13th May, 2007); Premio Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, at The International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy (16th June – August 19th, 2007).
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 13:03
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 13:14
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/4791

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