Fri, Jan 22nd 2021, at 4 pm, in English
The recording of the event can be seen at the Design Museum’s Facebook page until Feb 5.
What does the Design Museum’s collection look like from an outside perspective? In her new installation Rhythm Without End, UK based Australian artist Caitlin Yardley takes a close look at Finnish design objects. Yardley uses Aino Aalto‘s Bölgeblick glass plate as a lens to explore the wider movement and influence of design objects. Rhythm Without End draws on the Design Museum’s collection and image archives, using ideas of circulation, rhythm and repetition, to explore how objects might simultaneously inhabit our world and be a lens from which to view it. The exhibition is installed in the Changing Room of Design Museum’s permanent exhibition Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design.
In the up-coming Design Talk, Yardley will give us an insight into the thinking behind this project, discussing the way she works and the methods of artistic research used to gather information. We will hear how ideas of circular motion have informed new thoughts to spiral out, expanding beyond the actual object. Yardley will be interviewed by Leena Svinhufvud, Head of Learning at the Design Museum.
Caitlin Yardley (b. 1984) is an Australian artist based in London. Her practice draws on institutional research, biography, and material abstraction as methodologies to consider the archive and its relationship to constructions of distance, influence and narrative.
This exhibition’s initial research stages were generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and HIAP– Helsinki International Artist Programme.