The Art House Foundation, London, UK
Art House Foundation Artist in Residence Alistair McClymont will turn the gallery space into a makeshift studio for the week 18– 26 Feb 2012. During this time he will develop two new works with the working titles Raindrop and Rainbow.
Raindrop comprises a machine built to allow a drop of water to hover in mid air. Viewing this translucent, jewel-like object instils a very bodily sense of unease. Arrested in free-fall, its form mechanically maintained in a seeming repudiation of basic physics, the stationary raindrop throws us off balance, making us feel as though we were plummeting to the ground in its place. Alongside the machine, McClymont will exhibit tools, materials and working drawings.
Rainbow will be developed on site throughout the week and shown outside in darkness at the preview on Thurs 23rd Feb.
This residency within a residency brings aspects of McClymont’s studio practice and working process into a public space allowing audiences to engage with both works for the first time and while they are still being refined. The artist will be available to talk to visitors on Thurs 23 Feb, Fri 24 Feb 12 – 5pm, and on Sat 25 Feb 12 – 4pm, also at other times by appointment.
As part of a series of residencies by:
Rupert Ackroyd / Matthew Darbyshire / Caroline Rolf /
Mark Titcher / Keith Wilson / Alison Wilding