Loose Change

cardboard, ceramic, concrete, drywall, flour, foam, epoxy putty, joint compound, natural fiber insulation, plaster, plasticine, wire
Dimensions Variable
2014

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This installation took place as part of the exhibition And He Built a Crooked House at 221A in Vancouver, BC in June and July 2014.

Press release below

 

Loose Change - CMU sculpture - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation - Lauren Cherry Max Springer. art artist artists artwork

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry, Max Springer, Valerian Goalec, Nicolas Sassoon - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

(Nicolas Sassoon video installation left)

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry, Max Springer, Valerian Goalec, Nicolas Sassoon - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

(Valérian Goalec sculpture center; Nicolas Sassoon video installation right)

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail - art artist artists artwork

And He Built A Crooked House - Nicolas Sassoon - 221A Vancouver BC - Video Installation

(Nicolas Sassoon video installation)

And He Built a Crooked House - Valérian Goalec - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation

(with Valérian Goalec sculpture center)

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail - art artist artists artwork

Loose Change - Lauren Cherry Max Springer - 221A Vancouver BC - Sculptural Installation Detail


And He Built A Crooked House

Lauren Cherry & Max Springer
Nicolas Sassoon
Valérian Goalec

And He Built A Crooked House is an exhibition of works by Lauren Cherry and Max Springer (Los Angeles), Valérian Goalec (Brussels) and Nicolas Sassoon (Biarritz/Vancouver) that explores French theorist Georges Bataille’s concept of Base Materialism.

The exhibition takes its title from a short story by Robert A. Heinlein involving a house newly designed by the protagonist Quintus Teal that, as a result of an unexpected earthquake, challenges the traditional structure of linear architecture. The house amalgamates into a 4-dimensional object which renders it into a baseless foundation that can only be described as a blob mixture of multi-functional provisions.

As it turns out, Teal’s newly designed house was nothing other than the living creation of a tesseract or hypercube, an impossible architectural structure that might illustrate Bataille’s Base Materialism. First articulated in the 1920s, Base Materialism objected to the existing hierarchical structure of politics and instead argued for a disorienting and active flux through the “injection” of an active base matter. Through an overlapping uncertainty of sculpture and projection, Goalec, Sassoon, Cherry and Springer have developed a collaborative exhibition that destabilizes each artwork in an attempt to encounter Bataille’s disorienting freedom.

Promotional webpage by Nicolas Sassoon.

www.nicolassassoon.com/221A.html

About 221A

221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies.

www.221a.ca