They Had Four Years 2018
/ 20 May – 3 June / Thurs – Sun 12-5pm
Preview: 19 May, 7pm
GENERATORprojects presents the annual group exhibition They Had Four Years. This exhibition features newly commissioned work by 2017 graduates from various art colleges across Scotland. This year there are graduates from Gray’s School of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The pairing of the artists creates an exciting discourse about the relationship of art and science, technology and humanity, interaction with objects and spaces.
Copy in Context will explore the value of the copy and how it can enhance experience through the idea of an edited artefact/collection. With her edited 3D prints she highlights the use of new media in museum environment, by focusing on objects from collections like the Musée Saint-Raymond. By (re)creating ancient artefacts, she enables the beholder to also engage with the sculptures through touch. Her practice is concerned with (tactile) engagement, interaction and the relationship between the artist and the museum. Her work was also supported by the Hope Scott Trust Fund.
Yvette Bathgate is interested in research into the Anthropocene, the presence of humanity in the future and objects and materials that surround us, had been there before us and will continue to exist after. An Emission of Time is concerned with ‘hyperobjects’, Styrofoam, rock, plastic, their significance and distribution in space and time. She observes these materials as time capsules, questioning their relevance in contemporary culture, their past and future. By creating large-scale rock-like formations alongside digital imagery, she’s challenging our contemporary culture where virtual and physical become synonymous.
Kaitlyn Dunsmore’s work is concerned with the relationship of Art and Science, as she combines the experimental with analytic rationality. In her practice, she investigates the social constructs of reality, how we understand the world around us. Breathing in, the same world is bringing together the traditional with new technology, as she creates drawings by her own breathing with the help of machines. The machine appears to be breathing, giving humanness to the mechanical.
Lea Josephine Tetrick’s work focuses on contemporary issues in society, creating metaphors in different ways to convey her ideas about politics, aesthetics and through engagement with her audience, encourages them to join this artificial world and thus reflect on what’s happening globally. Elementene, her performance shot on 16mm film and accompanying drawings, is starting from her interest in the nuclear conflict, focusing on the dehumanisation of people, the citizens of foreign countries, the Other.
Johnny Walker’ s work addresses the nature of technological matter, by sculptural, performative and sound work. He builds systems of interconnected objects that act as performative agents. This way he explores the boundaries between body, machine and object. Unreal Casual Machine questions the ‘perceived otherness of technological matter’ by creating an uncertain/ unfamiliar environment it’s with kinetic sculpture and light installation.