This performance art was based on second year work, a plaster cast of a tableaux self-portrait which was sanded down to a brick/or single building block.
By sanding down the plaster cast sculpture, it reverts back to it’s pre-cast powdered form of pure plaster. The performance not only raises questions about identity of self, but also explores the art form of sculpture.
By sanding the sculpture down to its simplest form, it took the sculpture forward in art history, while also representing art history and movement through the sculptural periods of art.
‘You go back in art history by going forward’ – Peter van Straaten
– Nina Ruth Barnett
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Edited by Lauren Louise Hammond