Fastenings: Solo Exhibition

David Lemm (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract / Description of output

Exhibition at Moray Art Centre created in response to the coastline at Findhorn.
Combining printed image, drawing, wooden components and objects collected during a research visit, the presented assemblage works explore material relationships, the temporality of place and entanglement of designed and organic systems.
Influenced by the story of the original village of Findhorn disappearing into the sea, I focused on the coastline and the structures encountered there. Drawn to roots, remnants and ruins, the layered works consider the landscape as a mesh of reciprocities and the ephemeral narratives therein.
The works feature plywood forms derived from sea fastenings. I first encountered these objects in Shetland and have reimagined them for projects in Lerwick and Bergen. Completing a triangulation of sorts, and in response to Findhorn’s relationship with the sea, this series concludes a triptych of projects reimagining these artefacts.
Here, these geometric shapes are primarily employed as framing devices to view details from the local terrain, alluding to complex correlations between human activity, place and environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2023


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