Neither From Nor Towards

1992

Parker, Cornelia
This installation features bricks from a row of houses that fell off the white cliffs of Dover. Found by the artist on a remote shoreline between Folkestone and Dover, the bricks have been shaped by the crashing waves over many years. Parker was fascinated by the drama, describing the process as a 'perfect cartoon death'. She suspended the bricks on wires from the gallery ceiling to form a house shape. It is difficult to tell if the artist has represented the house mid-fall, or if she has undertaken a process of resurrection. Violent incidents lie at the heart of Cornelia Parker's work. She was short listed for the Turner Prize in 1997 on the strength of installations such as 'Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View', 1991, which involved the suspension of charred remnants of a garden shed that had been blown up, at her request, by the army. Unlike 'Cold Dark Matter', however, the bricks that make up 'Neither From Nor Towards' have been shaped over years, not seconds. Natalie Rudd
  • Artwork Details: 250 x 250 x 400cm
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  • Material description: bricks and wire
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC4/2003

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