2 – 24 May 2015
A new sculpture by Rachel Kneebone will be on display as part of Brighton Festival, England’s largest and most established multi-arts festival, programmed this year by award-winning author Ali Smith.
The work on display is a porcelain tryptich titled:
Remember that we sometimes demand definitions for the sake not of content, but of their form. Our requirement is an architectural one: the definition is a kind of ornamental coping that supports nothing.
'The smoothness the tumescence the milky flow of feminine nudity anticipates a sensation of liquid outpour which itself opens onto death like a window onto a courtyard'
'But a sort of rupture - in anguish - leaves us at the limit of tears: in such a case we lose ourselves, we forget ourselves and communicate with an elusive beyond'
'Emerging out of an inconceivable void into the play of beings'
As the title’s format suggests, the three sculptural elements making up the triptych maintain independence through their individual referents. At the same time visual links evolve between the elements, creating a complex sense of a push and pull. Kneebone’s practice exhibits a wide range of references, drawing on literary sources, as well as being informed by the surreal and expressive figures found in Rodin, Michelangelo and Hans Bellmer.
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Rachel Kneebone ‘Remember that we sometimes demand definitions for the sake not of content…’ (2014) Porcelain
© Rachel Kneebone. Photo © Stephen White Courtesy White Cube