Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg / Fieldworks

solo exhibition – New commission

The photographs and sculptures of the British artist Anne Hardy (* 1970, St. Albans, GB) question the difference between the illusionistic space of an image and the physical space around an object. For Fieldworks, her first solo exhibition in Germany, she has developed a diverse, perceptually encompassing installation for the main hall. A large-scale photograph, a sculpture one can enter, and an incantatory audio recording of spoken words are framed as a single narrative by a red carpet covering the main hall. The space is transformed into a disorientating environment in which the found and constructed become as as difficult to distinguish from one other as pictures are from their subjects.

19 September to 2 November 2014

List of artworks –

Title: Fieldworks (installation) (2014)

Left to right: Field (Audio) 2014, 60cm x 60cm x 8cm, directional speaker and audio 15mins; Field (rest) 2014, sheepskin; Field (punctuated remains) 2014, 25m x 12.5m, red carpet, tape and dust; Rift 2011/2014, 280cm x 365cm x 200cm, deko display print, aluminium frame, wood, poured concrete and dimmable striplights ; Field Tools 2014, dimensions variable, cast concrete; Field (interior) 2014, 400cm x 400cm x 250cm, ytong planblocks, bose speakers, audio 18minutes, timber, hardboard, paint, 2 sheepskins, custom made lamps, tape backing, carpet, striplights, plywood, concrete, old balloons, string, tarpaulin, and leftover materials.

Anne Hardy Kunstverein Freiburg Installation view 2014

Installation view, Fieldworks, 2014

Installation view, Fieldworks, 2014

Left to right upper gallery: Notations, 2012, c-print diasec mounted 146 x 242 cm; Pinboard, as yet untitled (concrete) 90 colour photographs, pins, yellow fabric, 180 x 600 cm; Incidence, 2009 c-print diasec mounted, 133 x 165,5 cm; Pinboard, as yet untitled (words) words clipped from various newspapers, pins, yellow fabric, 180 x 600; Untitled IV (balloons), 2005 c-print diasec mounted 120 x 150 cm; Pinboard, as yet untitled (empty places) 47 colour photographs, pins, yellow fabric, 180 x 300 cm

Lower gallery: Field (punctuated remains) 2014, red carpet, tape and dust, 25m x 12.5m; Field (mat) 2013-2014, approx 300cm x 300cm x 30cm, sewn carpet fragments, cast concrete balls and blue rope; Field (interior) 2014, 400cm x 400cm x 250cm, ytong planblocks, bose speakers, audio 18minutes, timber, hardboard, paint, 2 sheepskins, custom made lamps, tape backing, carpet, striplights, plywood, concrete, old balloons, string, tarpaulin, and leftover materials; Field tools 2014, approx 200cm x 20cm x 20cm each piece, cast concrete from carpet roll tubes; Field tools 2014, dimensions variable, cast concrete; Field tools 2014, approx120cm x 30cm x 160cm, steel rebar and cast concrete

Interior view; Field (interior) 2014

ytong planblocks, bose speakers, audio 18minutes, timber, hardboard, paint, 2 sheepskins, custom made lamps, tape backing, carpet, striplights, plywood, concrete, old balloons, string, tarpaulin, and leftover materials.

Interior view; Field (interior) 2014

Back view – Rift, 2011/14

Photo structure – constructed image printed on vinyl, wooden frame, strip lights, and poured concrete

Dimensions: 280 x 365 x 300 cm

Installation view – lower gallery

Installation view – upper gallery