CRYSTAL FABRIC FIELD is a support structure and exhibition architecture. Commissioned by Site Gallery for Liquid Crystal Display, curated by Laura Sillars & Angelica Sule.
The acid yellow CFF Bracket (1016) was designed as a way of building that would mimic the way that crystals form by repeating the geometry of their unit cell over and over. The bracket acts as a ‘structural instruction’ that connects sheet materials together and defines the possible forms that the structure can take, creating a complex and mutable architecture - a crystalline interface.
In LCD the structure houses artworks by 15 other artists alongside natural history artefacts, scientific drawings and mineral samples which examine liquid crystal phenomena, revealing the mystical properties of objects, rooting technology in the natural world and exploring links between crystal, capital and contemporary culture. Crystal Fabric Field also holds the viewers' bodies, incorporating and implicating them in the constructed environment.
Waad AlBawardi; Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway; Ralf Baecker; Anna Barham; Karen David; The Crystal World (Jonathan Kemp, Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan); Liliane Lijn; Ann Lislegaard; Penny McCarthy; The Otolith Group; Mungo Ponton; Eva Rothschild; Ruskin Collection; Shimabuku; Kiki Smith; Suzanne Treister; Jennifer West
Site Gallery, Sheffield
29.09.18 - 27.01.19
LCD is touring to MIMA, Middlesbrough February - May 2019 where it will be expanded to include works from the MIMA collection.