2011

COMMA 35

Nora Schultz


6 April to 14 May 2011
A fluent understanding of the associative potential of material lies behind the quiet arrangement of a Nora Schultz installation. Schultz’s work walks a fine line between physical interaction and conceptual lead; her sculptural installation is as much to do with the significance of function and language as the experience of discovery. Concerned with the way in which she brings objects together, the relationship she generally establishes between elements combines the three-dimensional possibility of connection with a thrill of mutual physical dependency. Together, or as one, her works create an ongoing sense of exploration, as the possibility of more and more layers of understanding is revealed.

For Bloomberg SPACE, Nora Schultz will step away from a perhaps more static relationship to material by establishing, through simple means, a structure that is able to produce more material. She aims to bluntly question the value of work through a close relation to basic materials. Taking a brick as the starting point, she will look at how it can imprint both with its three-dimensional volume and flat surface. Through establishing a sort of print works, or lo-fi factory for both brick and paper, she aims to deal with notions of overproduction by establishing a slow-paced production of information. This rather lumpen press will function as a working press throughout the show to produce material more close to its means of production than to a source of separate value. Brick by brick, A4 paper sheet by A4 sheet, the installation will stay as self-contained as any sculptural installation. Despite the idea of the constant reproduction of image or object, the manual nature of the process allowing for subtle changes in individual printing, the delicate installation will add to, and expand the original idea of the show.

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.