Falmouth School of Art Lectures - Paul Morrison
- Performing & Visual Arts
Falmouth School of Art Lectures - Linder
Friday, 14 March 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
In association with Tate St Ives
Born in 1954, internationally celebrated and extraordinary British artist Linder (Sterling) brings together the languages of graphic design, popular culture, high fashion and fine art in the production of collages, performances and installation.
Initially playing a key part in the 1970s punk scene in Manchester, Linder is widely known as the creator of the photomontage used for the Buzzcocks’ debut single Orgasm Addict 1977, showing a naked woman with an iron for a head and grinning mouths instead of nipples. Her photo-montages, combining images from pornographic magazines with pictures from women’s magazines, make a powerful feminist statement.
In the last couple of years she has developed an ongoing engagement with Tate St Ives and Cornwall, starting with her participation in Tate’s Dark Monarch exhibition in 2010. In January 2013, a retrospective of Linder’s work was shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris, in summer 2013 she also exhibited a series of collages at Tate St Ives with the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth revealing aspects of performance and politics in Hepworth’s work, through parallels to her own radical, feminist practice. Linder has recently collaborated with Richard Nicoll, Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, Northern Ballet and Stuart McCallum from The Cinematic Orchestra.
Linder is the first artist invited to take part in the pilot of the Tate St Ives Artists Programme, undertaking a six month residency based in the historic Porthmeor Studios. Linder will talk about this experience and the impact Cornwall has made on her practice.
(pic: Linder The Ultimate Form 2013, performance at St. Ives Theatre February 2014. Ballet © Linder, Kenneth Tindall and Northern Ballet; Costumes © Richard Nicoll; Photo: © Christina Birrer 2014)
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