Presented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery: Caroline Rothwell and Blair French In Conversation - 2016 Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission 'Composer'
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present artist, Caroline Rothwell, recipient of the 2016 Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission in conversation with Blair French, Director of Curatorial & Digital at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
11am – Noon
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Join Caroline Rothwell and Blair French on the MCA’s Loti Smorgan Sculpture Terrace as they discuss Rothwell’s sculpture 'Composer' (2016).
Caroline Rothwell investigates how ideas and beliefs have shaped our contemporary world. Her work explores systems of human interaction relating to time, nature, history and science. This interest has led into research around the colonisation of climate and representations of the future.
Rothwell’s commission for the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace – 'Composer' – extends this particular interest in both the causes and impacts of climate change through scale and materials new to the artist’s practice. Poetic and whimsical, 'Composer' is a 6-metre high, kinetic sculpture that explores current issues around energy consumption. The work acts as a wind turbine where the air flowing over the Sculpture Terrace is harnessed to create light. The sculpture is powered by a pinwheel – an up-scaled version of a child’s toy, usually propelled by their breath, or by the wind. Attached to the mast of the sculpture is a windswept female figure, operating as a weather vane.
This event is free, however space is limited. Please book now!
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