Rain Shelter (2017) at Snape Maltings
Commissioned as part of the Flipside Festival, Rain Shelter (2017) was a sound installation that replicated a tropical storm travelling overhead.
Drawing from the California Light and Space movement, it offered a memorable immersive encounter with field recordings direct from South America.
Monuments to Futility (2017)
Working with collaborator Trudy Read, this was initially created as a performance work entitled Myth of Sisyphus but is now installed as a permanent land art piece entitles Monuments to Futility
landscapeandlight.org - Letheringham Lodge
16 artists, one week's residency 24-29 Jan 2016
seatrees.uk - Aldeburgh Lookout 11-18th August 2015 read more ➝
Matthew Bickerton, Pauline Bickerton, and Frances Shelley produce a multi layered work: a filtration of tool handling, control of materials and an application of codes and mathematical laws. It attempts to transmit, decode and reconstruct an ever-changing natural world that will always be part of our shared limited experience of being human.
It seeks to question the value of human improvisation in relation to the natural powers which surround and direct our lives.
The work is to be installed in other locations shortly. A film will also be made.
oculion - letheringham sculpture space read more ➝
John Esling, Pauline and Matthew Bickerton use hazel and willow to produce a living sculpture . It is realised visually as pavillion with oculus, it seeks to explore how natural powers of growth and constriction can produce a space of interest.
'In perceiving an object, one occupies a separate space - one’s own space. In perceiving architectural space, one’s own space is not separate but co-existent with what is perceived. In the first case, one surrounds; in the second, one is surrounded'
Robert Morris The present tense of space Art in America (Jan-Feb 1978:73)
the awe of the other - Aldeburgh Lookout - summer 2014 read more ➝
two huge armchairs placed vastly apart invite strangers to connect through mic'd headphones.
400 people connect.
the resulting dialogues are embedded in a 1940's bakelite radio.
an experiment with poetry through participation.
‘The object of art may be to seek an elimination of the necessity for it’
Robert Irwin and James Turrell in Butterfield (1993:p8)
A huge thank you to Caroline Wiseman for the residency at the Aldeburgh Lookout
© pauline bickerton, 2017