My work questions notions of an autocratic artist and institutional hierarchies.
A:U in 79 words: A:U is at the centre of our world: A:U is at the core of our humanity: A:U is in the aesthetic: A:U is in the absurd: A:U is music: A:U is art: A:U is a movement: A:U is A:U.
Au is the elemental code for GOLD. I will explore what Gold is, how it is used and seen culturally. How it is used in art and aesthetic. Referencing the Golden Ratio and queer aesthetic use of gold. Part lecture, part humour, part rabbit, part gold finger.
Not in My Name | DBLD Collective
This work is an abstract reaction to post-Brexit Britain and the situation the four of us are now living in. By paying homage to the late Jimi Hendrix’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock we provide our own reaction to the rise of nationalism and mock patriotic themes such as Rule Britannia. With themes of war, sex, western ignorance, and politics. Not in My Name is a surreal, rebellious and a multidisciplinary performance.
LAVERACK spent three hours typing an academic paper whilst collecting his breath. This was a performance response to ‘The Death of the Author’ by Roland Barthes. In the original paper ‘Death’ and ‘Dead’ are mentioned; in this interpretation Breath is collected and Bread is eaten.
Below are some inspirational quotes from the book
“Literature is that neuter, that composite, that oblique into which every subject escapes, the trap where all identity is lost, beginning with the very identity of the body that writes.”
“Man does not exist prior to language, either as a species or as an individual. We never encounter a state where man is breathing”
“…Breath of the author…”
Images from LAVERACK’s solo exhibition: L’Exposition at CASC | Contemporary Art Space Chester.