• Délire des negations

Hudson, Graham, 2015, Art or design object, Délire des negations

Abstract or Description:

CROC (Croydon Contemporary) presents a series of artist residencies within its location at Norwich Union House. The artists in the series are invited to begin their residency enquires within the contextual framework of the location and social history of the environment. Graham Hudson focused on the nature of the building as somewhere in transition, no longer an office, but neither a conventional art making or exhibiting space either.

He chose to work with the image of Jane Fonda as a motif representing her chameleonic portrayal to the media and to herself, she always claimed disembodiment and demonstrated signs of a schizoid Depersonalisation disorder. Fonda was alongside Ron Kovac in 1969 when he stated ‘I lost my body but found my mind’ Fonda bankrolled the Black Panthers and felt personally victimised by the CIA and Richard Nixon.

Through the space, the face of Fonda changes, as representing her roles both in real life and fiction. Never fixed, she always a reflector of the environment: Hollywood daughter, Workout Instructor, Political Activist. As with Fonda, and the building, the artworks are influx, as canvas remains un-stretched, paint pots full and open, plastic sheets, broken plasterboard and bad lighting are all included. Finished and unfinished, as old blu tac stains and hazard tape were in part here before, and have in part been created, the only constant is constant change.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Graham Hudson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1871
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