Karin van der Molen, Sally Kidall
Curated by Shaira Sequeira Shetty
Venue: LUIS GOMES GARDEN, PANJIM
Time: 16:00 – 22:00
Space is perceived as the field around us. Our space may be constricted by others or by ourselves. Through the site-specific installations, Karin and Sally would like the public to experience this. These installations will consist of a number of ‘birdcages’, each one shaped differently, that the artists will use as building blocks. With these unites, they will construct around 7-9 columns that remind us of the human figure. The ‘cages’ have openings in different places, to enable interaction with the public. Passers-by can stick their head, hand, arm or leg in the cage-installation. Smaller persons can even enter with their whole body and experience the constricted space and the subsequent feeling of liberation when they leave the cage. They will use mainly natural materials, sourced from surrounding environment in Goa, such as bamboo, branches, some steel rods, wire, and cable ties to fix the sculptures.
Karin van der Molen
After graduating as a human rights lawyer in 1990, Karin van der Molen set foot on a winding path in the arts. Since the last decade, she has been increasingly focusing on environmental, site-specific art. She works with the distinctive atmosphere or the pervading spirit of a place. In her art, she searches for new perspectives on the (disturbed) relation between humans and nature, both on a global and personal level. She says: “I live in an urban, digital and globalized world. By using mainly natural materials for my work, I try to seduce myself and others to get closer to, get involved, engage or even ‘enter’ into nature.” The outcome can be an installation or sculpture in which one can enter, either physically or mentally, through an obvious or surprising opening.
Sally did a Sculpture Degree at Norwich School of Art, UK, 1983, and later completed her Masters at Portsmouth University, UK, 2006. Since then, she has exhibited throughout the UK and Australia. In 2012, she represented Australia in Kiev, Ukraine at the inaugural International Contemporary Sculpture Festival. In 2014, she was invited to create a piece in Grand Canaria, Spain, for AININ Symposium. In 2015, she was the feature artist for “Step In Stone” a sculpture trail sited in abandoned stone quarries in Somerset, UK. In 2016, she travelled to New Zealand to create a new work for Harbourview Sculpture Trail.
Kidall has lectured at University of NSW (UNSW) and University of Technology (UTS), Sydney in Design & Sustainability, for the Interior Architecture BA and lectured at University College of the Creative Arts (UCCA) Surrey, UK with Industrial Design/Sustainable Futures BA.
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