Approved: 30.06.2008

Elisabeth S. Clark

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 30.06.2008

The topography of language, of music (and sound) and of our systems of classification and definitions surrounding these landscapes reflects a pertinent and fundamental set of concerns underpinning my interdisciplinary fine art practice. Through a particular process that carefully interweaves what is already there, I seek to accentuate, isolate and question the ephemeral, integral and changing qualities

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Creative writing, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Performance, Public Art, Text
 

Biography

The topography of language, of music (and sound) and of our systems of classification and definitions surrounding these landscapes reflects a pertinent and fundamental set of concerns underpinning my interdisciplinary fine art practice. Through a particular process that carefully interweaves what is already there, I seek to accentuate, isolate and question the ephemeral, integral and changing qualities of 'being', by further elucidating 'what is'. In carefully interweaving elements of translation, notation and of site (site-cite-sight), dictums disappear, edifices re-appear. Greater freedom of improvisation is displayed, beginnings re-begun. The refrained refrain syncopates the present-absent parentheses, least irreducible of what they contain. A miniscule lens entices infinite possibilities. My search is for a 'paper language', a language 'en pointillé', for it is never definite but always tangled in a reel of play, of change, of recycling and of renewal. This I negotiate as a practitioner, sculpturally, musically, linguistically and performatively. By presenting an investigation into language's construction, meaning, materiality and choreography, I seek a far more soluble being, always on the verge of becoming. Its very definition expanded, renegotiated and challenged. The work revels in an act of play, its locution, material for consideration. The question specifically seeks 'what is'. To invent by re-creating.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2008 - MA Fine Art (Media), Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London (Distinction) 2005 - BA (Hons) Fine Art and History of Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, (First Class) Residencies 2011 - Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2010 - Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Paris & Sayat, France 2009 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France Private commissions 2010 - Penguin Books: 75th Anniversary performance, Penguin Books' Head Offices, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Ab Travel Award, 3 months, South America 2008 - Clare Winsten Research Fellowship Award, (2008, -2009) 2006 - AHRC Research Preparation Master's Award, (2006, -2008)