The State of Art – Talk at the Tate Modern November 2013 – Cornelia Parker

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The State of Art – Talk at the Tate Modern November 2013 – Cornelia Parker
I am attracted to Cornelian Parker partly because of her work, and because she was at Wolves Poly at roughly the same time as me – she was doing Art and I was doing an HND in Mechanical Engineering!
I first saw her on the BBC program ‘what to artist do all day’ and I really grasped what it takes to be a professional installation artist. Her thought processes for each of her art pieces is a highly advanced and you need to see her journey plan in order to fully appreciate her work. It was for this reason that I went to this hour long talk!
Most of her work has involve some level of violence in order to create her finished pieces. The most famous was the shed that she blew up (Dark Matter), but there are subtler ones including melting down bullets to produce peaceful mesh sculptures and photos of the walls of a prison.
I feel she is able to isolate a her chosen themes in a very unique way – and I love trying to find the keys that unlock them.

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