A spark kept alight

A spark kept alight

, Elisabeth S. Clark, 2013

Image of a fortuitous event, during 'Le Pas Funambule', Geneva, Switzerland

My research seeks to further elucidate notions and questions circling the ‘event’ both in contemporary art practices and art writing. But what constitutes an artwork as event? And is the ‘event’ an act or trace or the inevitable dichotomy of the two?

My research seeks to further elucidate notions and questions circling the ‘event’ both in contemporary art practices and art writing. But what constitutes an artwork as event? And is the ‘event’ an act or trace or the inevitable dichotomy of the two? And could one consider its temporalities (both past, present and future) as the essential, elemental crux - intrinsically fragmented, transient and soluble?

By looking at the artwork as composition – as a soluble material – subject to placements and (re)arrangements and ‘puttings together’, this project will consider how work happens as much in action, as it does in discourse, as it does in distribution.

In foraying the limits of language, erasure, appropriation and thought, my project wishes to deliberate the vulnerability of practice today and posit potentiality in the interstice.

www.elisabethsclark.com