First Impressions


‘Bricolage’ is a way to flexibly achieve the purpose in front of you by using existing items without having a predetermined plan. This is the method proposed by the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss. This way, we can reach a world beyond the image. This plaster bowl was made using his method. Kaori intervenes flexibly and continuously by connecting what she finds, such as personal belongings, some of the works made in the past, the remaining materials, and plants in the garden. Each piece of them acts as a component that creates new meaning in the work and also serves as a record of the event at each moment. This work changes little by little over time. At this exhibition, plaster covered the surface of the table and reached the floor. Plaster records the time. The mark of the mug cup left on the table is traced on the surface of the plaster. It tells that it is not only human beings who speak something and that words are unnecessary. In addition, this work presents the viewer with a different perspective from everyday life. If you stand in front, the viewer may not recognise the table, but you will notice that it is a table if you stand behind. She also intervened at the site with the small repair, a common theme in her practice.

GROUP EXHIBITION ‘First Impressions’

We are all thrilled to finally share details of First Impressions with you all, a group show organized by some cheeky RCA Sculpture year 1 😋 🤸 🔥
🚨 PV 22nd June 6 – 9 pm 🚨
First Impressions is a group show exhibiting the work of forty-one sculpture and painting students of the Royal College of Art, who have completed their first year of their master’s degree under lockdown. 
If the works have lacked human interactions, the sculptors too have had to adapt to these new conditions, to collaborate and socialize while remaining at a distance – as we all have.
This show acts as the first encounter of the artists in a physical space, and the artworks function as the mediators of their “first impressions” of one another, beyond the screen. While the artists have not been able to collaborate directly for this show, their works are nonetheless bound by the shared experience of a lockdown – there are marks of a collective memory which lingers in the space between and within their works. 
Beautiful text by @lizaroseviolet @maslva
🚧 FIRST IMPRESSIONS 🚧Safehouse1 & Safehouse2 139 Copeland Rd, Peckham, London SE15 3SN – at @maverickprojects. From the 22 – 27th June.
👏Curated by @lizaroseviolet @maslva 
☝️Graphics by @camilleleflem 
👌Organized by @ladinaclement @sarrabadelstudio @maria.positano
👀Collaborations – Interviews & Events announced soon 🎉🎉 
Special thanks to everyone who was involved in the organization, including @kathrynmaguireartist and @crochetcookey and @joeddennis and @maverickprojects
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