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Morphologica: An Ephemeral Art Project

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Erceg, L ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-3876 2019 , Morphologica: An Ephemeral Art Project. Northern Transformation Project, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Morphologica is a solo commissioned project that explores ephemerality and materiality through a series of site-specific installation art works. Erceg transforms a range of recycled and re-purposed industrial plastics to create sculptural forms that ‘grow’ on existing architectural elements. In the context of this project, her work asks for an examination of the materiality of plastics: their lightness, translucence, colourations, malleability and structural integrity as both valuable and dangerous qualities in the short-term lifecycle of consumer plastics.This project has provided a unique opportunity for Erceg to shift her practice from gallery based installations through to outdoor works that are situated in the landscape and shaped by their interaction with weather conditions such as wind, rain and sun. Recycled irrigation hose, fishing line, truck rope and packing nets have been stitched and woven to create organic forms such as; pods, branches, leafy vines and blooms. Erceg has visited the sites or Seed Points every two months to create the sense of a living ecosystem with seasonal transformation. Photographic and video documentation of the growing installations provides a record of these processes and the ways in which they interact and respond to the landscape.

Item Type: Creative Works
Authors/Creators:Erceg, L
Keywords: ephemerality, materiality, installation art, public art, sustainability, recycling, textiles, nature inspired design.
Publisher: Northern Transformation Project, University of Tasmania
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Copyright 2019 Linda Erceg and University of Tasmania

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