Wasted: Finding Melting Point

20 September - 7 October 2017

Trocadero Art Space

Level 1/119 Hopkins St Footscray

At Trocadero Art Space, Cook created a site specific work using left over plasticine from mould making, workshops and old works in progress. A pile of waste plasticine is gathered, colour mashed together, dust gathering. It is treated with heat, it slowly melts and morphs into a new form.

Commenting on material waste through art production and Cook’s obsession with a material that is ultimately imperfect to begin with. When first purchased plasticine is pristine, beautiful colours, and smooth and glossy. After working with it, even after a short time, oil from hands, dirt, other colours of plasticine discolour it, dust gathers on it over time and in the sun or heat it melts. But it this melted state that it is at its best quality, smooth and and glossy, which no hand can replicate.

Everyday throughout the duration of the exhibition, Cook melted the sculpture. Each day the work was transformed and a new shape formed. 

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image by Matto Lucas Photography and Design

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

Wasted: Finding Melting Point

2017

Image courtesy of the artist

© 2017 Narinda Cook background image by Matto Lucas