Death to the Major, Viva Minor
16 October to 22 November 2008
Psychogenic Fugue, crochet lace and epoxy, 2008.
The Silverlens Lab, or SLab, opened with my show, and as it used to be a piano school, I thought it would be interesting to take off from that idea: of the relation of visual arts to music, in terms of theory, or of space. I had already started experimenting using epoxy resins with crochet for an earlier set of sculptures for the 3 Young Contemporaries show in Kuala Lumpur, and was eager to try the technique in a larger scale. The sculpture is composed entirely of the hardened cotton lace.
People often refer to this sculpture simply as “the piano”. Ironically, of course, there is no piano.
Psychogenic Fugue (detail), crochet lace and epoxy, approximately 108 x 212 x 104 cm. Fugue is a musical term, while psychogenic fugue is a psychological term referring to a type of amnesia.
Arteria Axillaris (detail), ceramic, 57 x 17 x 7 cm. (above)