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Postscript; collage as an ‘energy stack’

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Christopher Jones


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This project led to the production and exhibition of a group of new works in the form of a series of twenty hand-sized collages and five large, 4' square digital prints. These works were designed to test the thesis that collage might serve as an analogue of the energy level model of memory put forward by the 20th. Century psychologist Leo Navratil. His notion of energy “stacks” was emulated in works that shared a "family" of images derived from domestic and studio interiors of buildings dating from the same period as the gallery space, circa 1800, but which shifted in scale and material. The installation of the works was concerned with the way that similar, sometimes repeated, imagery can work in concert: creating charges and connections between one another to establish a distinctive single energy.

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Artist(s): Jones C

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2004

Number of Pieces: 25

Venue: Galerie am Markt, Schwäbisch Hall

Location: Germany

Source Publication Date: 26 June - 5 September 2004

Media of Output: Paper collages on steel plate digital laser prints on photographic paper

Notes: The exhibition ran from 26 June - 5th. September 2004 and the project was supported by the Kunstverein of Schwäbisch Hall, an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts and a bursary from the Northern Arts’ Mentoring Scheme. It was curated by Prof. Iso Wagner, artist and Rektor of the University of Applied Art & Design, Schwäbisch Hall, as part of her international programme for the gallery. A lecture was given to gallery visitors and students and staff of the University of Applied Art & Design and the exhibition was reviewed by Berlin artist Susanne Gerber in the Haller Tagblatt, daily newspaper. The exhibition continues a sequence of research projects since 1992 that have arisen from discussions with an international network of artists (from Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Denmark, India, Korea, Australia) interested in artist-led initiatives and exchange.