The exciting artist and writer Tamarin Norwood has a new exhibition at the China Gallery in Oxford titled ‘Well you have to draw the line somewhere’.
We collaborated with Tamarin last year in a series of workshops with young composers on the Sound and Music Summer School, and created a performance collating our work throughout the week. It was such a great experience to brainstorm and create with her, and gain a unique insight into the way she works.
Here’s a little bit about the show:
Norwood’s practice uses lines from language and drawing to momentarily trap a given object or event against the moving point of time, only to leave it behind as time moves on. In WELL YOU HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE SOMEWHERE, Norwood uses the line as a motif for questioning how everyday objects and events might be trapped or ‘inscribed’ as art, and how these artworks might subsequently be released to disappear back into everyday life. Revisiting the visual language of early 20th century experiments in readymade art, Norwood repurposes her own domestic objects to ask what their inscription as artworks might mean for the uninscribed objects left behind in everyday life. Throughout the exhibition a performative narrative is played out by the artist who is living at home with these remaining uninscribed objects. This narrative prompts the question: where do you draw the line between the inscription of the everyday object as art and the disappearance of the artist into everyday life?