14 Mar 2019—31 Mar 2019
In legal terminology objects are carried ‘in’ and not ‘by’ water.
Nuisance flows inverts social sculpture to the intimate scale of the individual. Social sculpture, not in the Beuysian sense of “life as a social sculpture that everyone helps to shape,” but rather the material etymologies of human chauvinism.
Nuisance flows figures excess as both substance and structure.
Intentionally vague, and concerned with pleasure, new sculptural works take the urban mythscape of the stormwater drain as a site to explore the irrational relationship between the primary capacity of materials and their incremental contributions (as excess) to larger material infrastructures.
Helen Hughes on Lauren Burrow, Artforum International
Documentation by Christian Cupuro.
Images courtesy of Lauren Burrow.