Gigantic Pile (Wakefield )
‘Gigantic Pile’ Relics of the Future
The Art House, Wakefied
22 July 2023 – 31 March 2024
Protruding through the cracks in the pavement and escaping from The Art House roof are two large-scale sculptures by artist Catriona Robertson. Taking the form of enormous earthworms, the works seem to devour themselves through the ground, regurgitating and rejuvenating the earth below.
Robertson’s practice explores architecture and ideas of the monumental; ruins of buildings, and void spaces interwoven with the fast-changing, rising concrete landscape. Using a combination of construction and discarded recycled materials, Robertson creates situations where the sculptures are suggestive of a form of destruction, or are gradually being destroyed in the process of making. She seeks to highlight how human activity has altered
our landscapes, with man-made materials restricting vegetational growth.
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