Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brick Project at Turner Contemporary

Laura Wilson, Brick Project (Illimo, Peru), 2011  Image courtesy of the artist. 

Talk + Tea
28 February 2013
Is a brick just a brick? Artist Laura Wilson presents her Brick Project, which explores the material’s functions, its relationship to the human body and place in social history, with surprising findings. Free cup of tea with every ticket.

The Brick Project is Wilson’s current research project, supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Wilson taught herself to brick-lay whilst constructing a site-specific structure with 17th century bricks on an archaeological site. She has travelled to China, Peru, the Netherlands and Belgium to investigate the history of bricks and their architectural significance in different cultures and historical periods.

The Brick Project forms part of Wilson’s wider artistic practice.