Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Laura Wilson: Black Top at Whitstable Biennale 2014

I will be presenting a new work entitled Black Top at the Whitstable Biennale 2014.
The opening is this Saturday 31 May - there is a bus leaving from London. Click here for details. 
If you can't make the opening weekend the festival is running until the 15 June.

Below is further information about my work on the Whitstable Biennale website:

Whitstable Harbour
Dead Man's Corner
31 May-15 June
Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm

Laura Wilson makes sculpture, installations, drawings, video and performances. Process plays an important part in her work, as both a way of creating the work and and woven into the final works themselves. Often working with unglamorous materials such as bricks, tarmac or light bulbs, Wilson’s work appears subtle and understated. However, in the process of building and dismantling she is able to reveal the true nature of these bare materials.

Wilson’s research project Black Top centres around the industrial factory of Brett’s Aggregates which has been a feature of Whitstable Harbour since the 1930s. Since October 2013 Wilson has been visiting Whitstable investigating the manufacturing process of aggregates: from the importation of raw materials by sea via the Pluto, to the operation of the factory by its employees, through to the application of the product in roads and car parks. Wilson’s research will be presented as a film accompanied by a sculptural work.