12 Jan – 16 May 2021
Rhythm Without End is an installation by artist Caitlin Yardley. The work considers the movement and influence of design objects, using ideas of circulation, rhythm and repetition to explore how they might simultaneously inhabit our world and be a lens from which to view it. Drawing on the object collection and image archives of the Design Museum, Yardley focuses on encounters with cylindrical, spherical or round forms and evidence of spinning movement. Rhythm Without End establishes that circulation, as a formal and figurative concept, is an embedded condition of design, evident across various disciplines. The installation follows this logic through a deep focus on a single design – Aino Aalto’s Bölgeblick glass dinner plate from 1932.
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.
Recent exhibitions include Mobile Composition, as part of New Viewings, Gallery Barbara Thumm, Berlin (2020); Eclipse Sequence, HIAP, Helsinki (2019); Mobile Composition, Maison Louis Carré with Association Alvar Aalto, Paris (2017); The Surface as Site, Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform (2017); The Legacy Complex, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm (2016); Epic Narratives, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2015); Medium, Moana Project Space, Perth (2015); One Way Return, Peter Von Kant, London (2014); Tavern with Pendant A110, Sunday Reed, London (2014); Open Cube, White Cube, London (2013).
Online Design Talk with Caitlin Yardley
Fri, Jan 22 at 4 pm (EET)
In English via Zoom, register to get the link!
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.