This post was originally posted as a newsletter on 18 March 2017 by Jo Dacombe.
|Ash trees, Thoroughsale Woods, Corby|
|Thoroughsale Wood, Corby, July 2016|
|The Reliquary Project installation view, Attenborough Arts Centre, May-July 2016|
|Assemblage I, white conte on paper, 2016|
"I collect objects and they become a sort of material fact to start from":
"Assemblage is one of these “bridging concepts” that connect various disciplines while retaining their specificity. Commonly used in geology, paleontology, archaeology and art, recently it regains popularity in different fields (political sciences - Manuel DeLanda, science studies – Bruno Latour, cultural studies - Brian Massumi)... From the understanding of assemblage as an equivalent term to Foucault’s epistemes, Kuhn’s paradigms, or Callon, Law and Latour’s actor-network-theory, to its popular definition as “a group of objects of different or similar types found in close association with one another”" 3So there are many ways of thinking about assemblage. My works seem to be instinctive assemblages, mainly concerned with the shapes and how they suggest that they could work together. There is still an aspect of scale that I have unresolved yet, and I do need to find a way of addressing that at some point. But for now, I'll keep playing with them and reading (and reading them).