Installation: “Ways through Stone: Material as a Gateway to other forms of Knowing”

2014 January 2 – 3 March
Oxford Brookes University, Glass Tank

The installation Ways through Stone by Claudia D. Schluermann is the arena for a social sculpture workshop process that engages with the material “stone” as a gateway to other forms of knowing. The aim of the workshops is to access insights into the nature of imagination and the transformative potential of art processes. The installation consists of a “flow” of Cotswold limestone that follows the exact direction of the geological formation deep down under our feet, and which runs diagonally to the ground plan of the Gallery. A series of stepping-stones lead to an intimate space framed by walls surfaced in carded white wool, which create the shelter for a single sculpted stone. Sixteen wooden stools invite visitors to contemplate their connection with and understanding of the material forms. The table at the opposite end to the shelter holds three books, which present different aspects of the artist’s engagement with stone.

There are a few spaces available on the one-day workshop processes on 27, 28 and 29 January 2014 (from 10 am to 5 pm).

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