Sculpture and other messes. The process blog of Susannah Jo Foster.
If you’re in Melbourne on 13th of October, you can check out my work As Above (Two and a Half Minutes) at RMIT Project Space Gallery. Part of Peter Hill’s exhibition Faux Novel. It’s open 10-5. One day only! Also part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Come and see how I resolved the movement issue with motor polarity. I’ll be making a video of the work going on the day, so I’ll edit and upload that in the next few weeks if you aren’t able to catch the exhibition.
Got some great news - I got accepted for the residency in Detroit! I’ll be at Popps Packing, which is an artist run space with a workshop and gallery. It’s about a year away but I’m still really excited.
To prepare, I’ve been keeping up with the news in Detroit. I have to admit, the news is pretty worrying. A judge ruling that there is no basic right to water?
I’m particularly interested in how the Detroit communities are working on creating new ways of living. I guess it surprises people when I tell them that I’m going to Detroit, but to me it seems like Detroit is the future. Or a future?
Detroit also relates to my practice well, as I work with a lot of found materials.
Anyway if anyone who lives/has been to Detroit would like to chat, please message me. I’d love to hear your stories.
Some assemblages I’ve been working on. Second photos is a bit busy, everyone has been in the studio lately so it’s difficult to find a white wall.
An industrial site down the road was throwing out boxes of metal pipe joiners, so I’ve been experimenting with joining things together. It’s good to have metal parts that fit into each other perfectly.
The third photo work is for a show called Faux Novel at RMIT Project Space:
It will be exhibited on the 13th of October. The curator’s idea is to have different artists every day.
The work site down the street from me.
Will upload some photos of stuff I’ve been working on lately in a few days time, have been busy doing boring grown up artist stuff, like applying for grants, and applying for less boring stuff like residencies in Detroit. And doing uni assignments and living life in my time off.
HOWEVER, I can tell you that my latest work involves a motor, a lazy susan mechanism and some chair legs.