DEC - JAN 2015
"My work is concerned with the disruption of photographs. This process of disruption first occurs within the photograph itself through motion blur and cropping obscuring the subject matter. I then attempt to disrupt the physicality of photographs through the process of working with photographs as material for collages. I re-mediate photographs that I have taken along with other materials through a process-performance of collaging. I physically reconfigured my work by cutting up photographs, stitching them, or covering them in stockings, masking tape, micropore and bandages. In some works I submerge the surface with glue. I re-imagine the images collectively, often cropping and layering.
Works from the project Out-of-Place show a fractured and fracturing view of the relationship between the body and home space. This is negotiated/renegotiated through various actions, or performances; the performance of the body in the space which is then documented; and the performance of transformation of the photographs through my sticking, cutting and stitching them. As I fracture my space and body so do I try to cosset and repair it. My new work has shifted to focus on the body. I am currently interested not in locating a body within a space but the body as a space surrounded by skin. "
- Alice Gauntlett
After completing her Honours degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Gauntlett went on to a acquire her postgraduate teaching diploma (also at UCT) before completing her MAFA at Michaelis in 2013. Gauntlett was a Merit Award Winner at the ABSA L’ Atelier in 2011 and recently exhibited with ABSA at the KKNK (2014). She is currently making work and tutoring at Michaelis.
Jake Singer graduated from Michaelis last year with distinction and a sold out exhibition.
A brilliant sculptor with a developed sense of spatial relationships, Singer's photographic documentations inspire his sculptural creations. Look out for his work at the Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair in May 2014.