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Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska in Sculpture Space Residency Program

Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska in Sculpture Space Residency Program

As a synthesis of sculpture and "A form of an answer" is a research project and an a work-in-progress addressing labor, knowledge and representation. Specific sources that are referenced in the project include an original exercise book of tailoring student Antoinette van Eyck, a young Dutch woman that attended one-year tailoring course in Maastricht in the year 1935 and the book “Gravity and Grace” by Simon Weil (especially the chapter “The Mysticism of Work”) as well as use of locally found scavenged wood, metal and clay materials that have been manipulated anew through analog means.

The drawings and the objects represent the invisible constructions that explain a system of measurements and lines that turn a flat material into three-dimensional object. They become associative of industrial architecture or landscapes, similar to the industrial building in Renault, Alsthom, and Forges de Basse-Indres factories in Paris where Wail spent a year as a manual laborer between 1934 and 1935. The series of objects have a basic, almost anti-visual quality. They form an assembly of horizontal, vertical and circular shapes speculating on the spiritual nature of geometry.

Ultimately "A form of an answer" illustrates a subordinate/oblique relation between the execution of labor and the accumulation of capital, the worker and the construction of words.

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Courtesy of Sculpture Space, Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska, artwork created during residency

Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska in Sculpture Space Residency Program