DEGREES OF ABSTRACTION
Ben Pimlott Building
Performative installation and participatory performance
cement and sand mortar
natural earth pigments:
Italian gold ochre
Bicolour Sweetcorn (maize)
Degrees of Abstraction is a work in parts. Is is not expected that any audience member will explore the entirety of the piece during the exhibition, but that their visit may allow them to dig deeper into a selected section.
The performative installation is activated by the viewer, who is able to chose between one of four titles, unraveling a painting/graph which is lifted from the ground by Sara and performed with accompanying sound. One of the colours can then be selected, triggering audiovisual information about that section, while a container matching the shape of the graph is mounted. The viewer is then asked if they want the container to be filled, revealing the material which that section refers to. The final stage invites the viewer to take a sample, either of coated seeds, fertiliser, degraded soil or compost.