'For some years Cornelia Parker's work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the 'eye of the storm'.  she is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon deaths - steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions.  Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary'

'In Parker's hands, nothing is stable.  Objects fal apart, collide, combust, explode or are COMPRESSED to remerge as new ans surprisingly beautiful forms'


(Interesting to consider the harsh process of compression as a means of reinvention and rebirth.  Perhaps drastic processes must in some cases be undertaken for a genesis?)

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