KNIVES ARE MOTHERS

WORKS|PROJECTS, Sydney Row, Bristol BS1 6UU

www.worksprojects.co.uk

Saturday 01 February 2014 – Saturday 15 March 2014
Preview: Friday 31 January, 18:00 - 21:00
Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 17:00 or by appointment
Admission Fee: Free

Heather and Ivan Morison have established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past decade that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre.

Their work has always been preoccupied with how we navigate catastrophe and the essential violence of change, and more recent works have moved from a wider social view to focus on how individuals move beyond moments of personal calamity.

For their first exhibition at WORKS|PROJECTS Heather & Ivan Morison present an installation of paired photographs and meticulously crafted sculptures that frame a narrative within the gallery, a narrative about relationships.

The photographs frame a story. There is a place. Buildings. Trees. A man. Donuts. The sculptures are made of ebonised wood or blocks of chalk. The sculptures are people. The man dreams of a chicken farm, somewhere in the country. The woman is a rock. With a black eye. She thinks of the red glazed donut as the man. She calls him Sancho but it is not his real name.

Daughters are spoons. Sometimes they grow into knives.

Mother and daughter are split, the visitor stands between them.

There is a massive white rock on the road outside the gallery. There is a legend carved into its three flat sides.

KNIVES ARE MOTHERS.

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