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Morphologica: An Ephemeral Art Project

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Erceg, L, Morphologica: An Ephemeral Art Project, Northern Transformation Project, University of Tasmania, Inveresk, Tasmania (2019) [Published Creative Work]


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Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 Linda Erceg and University of Tasmania

Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As8PZujo3Pg

Abstract

Morphologica is a solo commissioned project that explores ephemerality and materiality through a series of site-specific installation art works. Erceg transforms a range of recycled and re-purposed industrial plastics to create sculptural forms that ‘grow’ on existing architectural elements. In the context of this project, her work asks for an examination of the materiality of plastics: their lightness, translucence, colourations, malleability and structural integrity as both valuable and dangerous qualities in the short-term lifecycle of consumer plastics.

This project has provided a unique opportunity for Erceg to shift her practice from gallery based installations through to outdoor works that are situated in the landscape and shaped by their interaction with weather conditions such as wind, rain and sun. Recycled irrigation hose, fishing line, truck rope and packing nets have been stitched and woven to create organic forms such as; pods, branches, leafy vines and blooms. Erceg has visited the sites or Seed Points every two months to create the sense of a living ecosystem with seasonal transformation. Photographic and video documentation of the growing installations provides a record of these processes and the ways in which they interact and respond to the landscape.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:ephemerality, materiality, installation art, public art, sustainability, recycling, textiles, nature inspired design.
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Performance and Installation Art
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
UTAS Author:Erceg, L (Dr Linda Erceg)
ID Code:135847
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2019-11-18
Last Modified:2020-02-26
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