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The Humility of Plaster

Ruggaber, K; (2018) The Humility of Plaster. Presented at: Humility of Plaster, Cambridge, UK.

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Conference at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge organised by Florian Roithmayr. Humility of Plaster is a two-year research and exhibition project by Florian Roithmayr exploring the materiality of collections housing plaster moulds and casts across Europe, enabled through a new partnership between the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard, and Wysing Arts Centre. The conference at Kettle’s Yard includes contributions from invited speakers from a range of moulding and casting workshops, exploring practical making, plaster casting techniques and collection strategies. Invited speakers include Dr Rebecca Wade, assistant curator Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Alex Massouras, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, Thomas Lefeuvre, L'Atelier de Moulage, Paris and artist Karin Ruggaber. Presentation abstract: My presentation focusses on recent explorations and ideas around casting, making, figuration and visibility. I will talk about my studio floor as a ground for material thinking, composition and making, my teaching and research projects, and my fascination with moulds, 19th century plaster casts and the paper squeezes of Alfred Maudslay. My research centres on our experiences, imagination and fantasies around materials, processes and larger ordering systems, and on the instinctual and haptic knowledge embedded in our interactions with them.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: The Humility of Plaster
Event: Humility of Plaster
Location: Cambridge, UK
Dates: 04 September 2018
Publisher version: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/the-humility-o...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > The Slade School of Fine Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058804
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