In response to the Dance Workshop by Florence Peake

A Collaborative Response by Johanna Bolton and Anousha Payne

 

In response to Florence Peakes workshop, Johanna and Anousha were inspired to make work that was focused on using touch as way to replicate an object.

We each chose an object that we felt related to each others practises, considering the form and the significance of the objects.

We then covered the objects so we were only able to feel the forms. Using only our sense of the object with our hands, we made sculptural responses in a very wet clay. For the next stage we allowed ourselves to see the objects briefly, and after this we covered them again, and responded to what we had seen by memory. Finally we allowed ourselves to work directly from the object itself. The results were 6 very different sculptures, though each set shared a similar basic form, the style or sense of each sculpture was distinctively different at each stage.

 

Object 1; The holy teat

From top left, clockwise: 1. The object, 2. Replica only by touch, 3. Replica, visual memory and touch, 4. Replica only by looking

 

Object 2; Sculpture that works on another body

From top left, clockwise: 1. The object, 2. Replica only by touch, 3. Replica, visual memory and touch, 4. Replica only by looking

 


Responding to
 A Dance Workshop by Florence Peake
 18 September 2017
 Green Rooms Hotel

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