2016.06.16 - 2016.07.31

Eleanor Turnbull


Artist Profile

Eleanor Turnbull (1992) is a visual artist based in London, working with sculpture, drawing and durational performance. She sets herself tasks that allow a material or situation to dictated the form. Marks, scribbles, actions and reactions expose how the world is continually working. Here the artist is a tool; the materials perform:

“Fascinated with the physical world and how it works, I have trained in sculpture ? a medium of material exploration. Through this process I find myself infatuated by the opposite ? the immaterial, the unseen or the forgotten: Walking through the environment, I look for routine moments that fall into the white noise of everyday life. By observing and meticulously recording, they begin to materialise, widening the limits of my material interrogation. “

Residency Plan

My work is about finding a balance between monotony and chaos in a bid make sense of our rapidly changing environments. I see change with more intensity in urban areas and Tokyo will be the densest urban environment that I have experienced. I will be looking for the rhythmic, meditative structures within the chaos of the city or finding the anomalies and disruptions in the routine of everyday life. I seek to materialise certain moments within a city of constant flux.

This residency has been realized as part of the London/Tokyo Y-AIR Exchange Program 2016, a trial based on a collaboration between Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo University of the Arts(OJUN Lab etc), and the Associate Studio Programme of Central Saint Martins College, London.

Date 2016.06.16 - 2016.07.31
Place AIR-B
Website http://www.eleanorturnbull.co.uk/
Website http://eleanorturnbull-youkobo.tumblr.com/


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