Monday, 26 March 2007

Joan Livingstone

Suck Up 2002 felt, suture thread, epoxy resin, pigment, metal, glass, 168x20x23 cms and 43x25x25 cms

Illusions of Security (for Joseph Beuys), 2002 (detail) felt, epoxy resin, pigment, 43x51x22 cms.

Joan Livingstone makes powerful installations incorporating felt, stitch and epoxy resin. There is a very good book about her work published by Telos. Joan has also edited a new book called The Object of Labour - Art, Cloth and Cultural Production, published by MIT press.

'The Object of Labor explores the personal, political, social, and economic meaning of work in the context of art and textile production. The seventeen essays cover topics ranging from art-making practices to labor history and the effects of globalization as seen through art and labor. The artists’ projects--twelve striking and beautiful eight-page, full color spreads--conduct parallel investigations into art, cloth, and work. '

1 comment:

Olga said...

I'm pleased to have found your blog. Thank you for leaving a comment on mine.
The Joan Livingstone book looks interesting. I must see if I can have a look through it when I'm next in a good bookshop. I'm very attracted to felt as a material, and am experimenting with it, hoping to develop its use in my work.