SCULPTURE

 

Skoob Tower II- After John Latham, Handcrafted Sculpture- Altered World Atlases, 210 x40cm dam.Installation View at Office Reception Of One Creechurch Place London

Installation View Solo Exhibition

 

 

Within an obsessive cultural context of hypertexts, e-learning and digitization, Christina Mitrentse’s on-going international project ATML, reflects linear processes of collective narratives. Mitrentse confronts the viewers with an array of humorous meditations on materiality by appropriating books -A montage of radical philosophy, popular novels, science and art books have been defaced Twisted, cut and stuck together, meticulously transformed into organic yet architectural constructions of small scale ‘Tombs’, ‘Plinths’, ‘Fungies’ and ‘Bibliophiles’. Their sculptural formulation raises questions regarding hierarchies of educational institutions provoking viewers to explore relationships between the social purpose and the cultural significance of ‘the Book’ as foreboding container for the distribution of knowledge. What is the purpose of the traditional book now days? What does materiality mean in a digital era? ‘’I consider this project as addressing the relationship of disembodied knowledge to embodied experience and materiality. Within the digital market  ‘ATML’ acts as a non-normalised  institution, a new place of knowledge” .

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