Solving Settemsdal

2018, MFA Fine Art , Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

"The point is not to know who we are, but rather what, at last, we want to become, how to represent mutation, changes and transformation, rather than Being in its classical modes. - Rosi Braidotti, Metamorphoses Settemsdal's practice moves through the mediums of sculpture, drawing, video, sound and photography. Working with the fluidity and transience of materials, pliable mediums are readily transformed by surrounding forces, utilising effects of pressure, heat, gravity and light; all of which are given body as integral forces within the work. She aims to meld internal and external space, folding, collapsing and reconstructing the solid architecture of our surroundings into the fluid realm of thought, where opposing time scales can exchange behaviours. She often questions cornerstones of ideas and objects, looking at how these transform over time. A key example of this is the centre point of her degree show at the Slade School of Fine Art in June 2018, documented in following Portfolio: a four metre long cast of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins’ model of a Hylaeosaurus from 1854 in Crystal Palace Park. The resulting silicone skin ‘breathes’ to expand and contract every half hour. "
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Still Lyes
330 cm x 400 cm x 100 cm