2011

COMMA 33

Linda Quinlan


23 February – 26 March 2011
Linda Quinlan’s work investigates language and more specifically how we understand physical material through language. She is interested in the possible space that may exist between thinking, making and viewing an art work. She attempts to assimilate this process by establishing a kind of rhythm to be both heard and experienced throughout the installation. Quinlan describes this configuration as being ‘articulated form and unarticulated sensation, participation and separation’.

For the commission at Bloomberg SPACE Quinlan has developed her ongoing investigation into the idea of ‘sculpting with words’. Establishing a ‘rhythmic rise and fall’ throughout the installation, she tries to position the word as something both phonic and physical, to invoke a visceral experience.

About COMMALaunched in March 2009, COMMA is a dynamic new series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Over thirty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions. The program is curated by David Risley, Graham Gussin, Stephen Hepworth, Sacha Craddock and Vanessa Desclaux.

COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE, reflects the core principles of innovation, engagement, adventurous creativity and education central to Bloomberg’s reputation for arts sponsorship.