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Thursday Talks: Between conscious thought and intuition. The creative progression of making and of perceiving with Simon Cottrell

Lectures  /  19 Mar 2020
Published: 02.03.2020
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Intro
Over the last 25 years, all I have made is within one evolving family of independent one-off pieces, successionally manifesting one central idea. While shifts between each piece and the next are barely noticeable, over the long term, shifts become more obvious.
Early works were complex, confounding conglomerations of up to 90 interconnected elements. Later works shifted to the more gentle interplay between 2 or 3 elements. Most recent works are moving away from abstraction, becoming loosely representational. But as always, decisively directing quiet counterpoints between familiarity and difference within formal change. More importantly though, what is this progression and why does it occur? What can these subconscious processes tell us about human nature, self-awareness and jewellery? My work never aims to ‘tell’ a viewer anything, as it is not about me. More simply I aim to give the wearer and the viewer a personal sensory experience, with the aim of prolonging the unfurling of perceptual engagement over time.
/ Simon Cottrell

Simon Cottrell is a Professor and Researcher at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University.


When: 19th of March, Thursday, at 7.00 pm.
Location: Building G, Campus Elfde-Linie (Elfde-Liniestraat 25, Hasselt).
 
Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Butterfly to Birch, 2018. Monel 400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).. Photo by: Simon Cottrell. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Butterfly to Birch, 2018
Monel 400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).
Photo by: Simon Cottrell
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled Barrelled Bud Bud, 2012. Monel400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).. 18 x 5 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled Barrelled Bud Bud, 2012
Monel400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).
18 x 5 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Cone with Contents, 2006. Monel 400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Cone with Contents, 2006
Monel 400, stainless steel, woven nylon cord (all materials are sourced from industrial waste).
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