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Friday Event

Event

Friday Event

Bianca Hester

Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB

27 April 2012

The Common Guild presented Bianca Hester as part of The Glasgow Schoool of Art’s ‘Friday Event’ series.

Bianca Hester is motivated by an exploration of the connection between space, materiality and embodiment. Her projects are informed by sculptural and architectural processes and oriented by an engagement with the unpredictable forces of matter and time. She works in response to specific material, social and spatial conditions and builds provisional constructions and open-ended situations, often involving collaborations, events, imagery and video. Alongside this practice she teaches, writes and generates publications.

Solo projects include 'a world fully accessible by no living being', Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Federation Square (winning entry), 'big log jam,' with Open Spatial Workshop, AEAF, Adelaide, (2011), 'please leave these windows open overnight to enable the fans to draw in cool air during the early hours of the morning', Helen Macpherson Smith Commission, commissioned by Juliana Engberg, curated by Charlote Day, ACCA, Melbourne (2010), 'only from the perspective of a viewer situated upon the surface of the earth does day and night occur', The Narrows (2009), The West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial (with the OSW collective 2009), 'fashioning discontinuities', the Centre for Contemporary Photography (2009) and 'projectprojects', The Showroom in London (2008). The book titled 'accommodating spaces, materials, projects, people, videos, actions, objects, thoughts: relatively' was commissioned by The Narrows in 2009.

The series has been running since the early 1990s and brings major international speakers including artists, architects, designers, historians, and cultural theorists to Glasgow, opening debate to a diverse audience from across the city.