Every grain of wheat and every maiden contains all its descendants and all her descendants—an infinite series…the abyss of the nucleus. (C. G. Jung and C. Kerenyi, Essays on the Science of Mythology)
These are images GENERATION (video and sculpture installation by Rosalyn Driscoll and Tereza Stehlikova), on at GV Art in London now: 26 September-5 October 2013
Stehlíková filmed her grandmother, mother and daughter in their country house in Bohemia, focusing her camera on the bonds, tensions and displacements between the generations. Driscoll’s sculptures are made of translucent, amber-colored rawhide (dried cow skin), which receive and transform the video projections. The projected light animates the sculptures, while their visceral physicality reveals a hidden dimension under the women’s seemingly composed surfaces. Four groupings of sculpture sit on suspended perspex platforms that float in the dark “underworld”.
Driscoll and Stehlíková make multisensory art that explores the tactile, proprioceptive, kinesthetic, spatial dimensions of embodied human experience. They are members of Sensory Sites, a collective that creates installations exploring the integration of the senses in art. This exhibition is part of their ongoing research into the aesthetic experience using an in-depth interview method developed by French philosopher Claire Petitmengin.
Online catalogue is available here