Thursday, 3 December 2009
Falling into Place.
Falling Into Place
by Heather and Ivan Morison (2009)
In recent works, Heather and Ivan Morison have explored the currency of shelter and the escape vehicle - things that can either transport you physically or mentally away from the here and now and help avoid, or offer refuge, from future disaster. The film 'Dark Star' (2006), and the timber structures 'Pleasure Island' and 'Fantasy Island' (2007), took their starting points from the American house-truck movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and the hand-built-shelters associated with the 'back-to-the-land' movements of the same period. These interests are continued in a series of newly commisioned sculptures and shelters.
Continuing their explorations and investigations into cultures of self-sufficiency, this publication brings many elements of the artist's research together with sketches and drawings, through a narrative which is part-science fiction, part-history, part-autobiography and part-fairytale.
The publication has been generously supported by the Arts Council England, the University of the West of England, and the Henry Moore Foundation.
Falling in to Place will be launched at Artwords Bookshop (20-22 Broadway Market, London), 6.30 - 8.30, Tuesday 15 December.
For more information contact Gavin Everall, firstname.lastname@example.org