Loquium is a new online lecture series looking at the materialised forms of sculptural practices and the knowledge they produce. National Sculpture Factory hope to delve into the differences in artistic material enquiry and its material possibilities. We look to develop a new vocabulary to engage in discourses around how these sculptural enquiries lead into unknowable territories and spaces of not knowing where often the artistic research is not separable from the art itself and how artists themselves bring new thinking into the world that is often beyond traditional academic understanding.
“(Who knows how?)”
In this short piece, I would like to:
air questions within my practice, on the nature and how of things
find new coherences in a field of change
speak to the continuity of practice, of finding generative ways forward
and answer some questions … if possible
This I will illustrate with some of my work to date, and work in hand, focusing
on the question, posed by Gerald Manley Hopkins in ‘Pied Beauty’,
“(Who knows how?)”: his exquisite uncertainty a better foundation than most.
Maud Cotter lives and works in Cork, Ireland. She is a graduate and Adjunct Faculty Member of the Crawford Municipal College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland. Cotter has lectured in Art and Architectural Colleges in Europe and America. She is co-founder of the National Sculpture Factory and a member of Aosdana. She is currently working on a one-person exhibition titled a consequence of – a dappled world, for Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2021.
National Sculpture Factory are happy to announce registration for our lunchtime lecture by Maud Cotter 1:00pm on Thursday 6th August is now open.