Does a Flower Rehearse for Spring?
ST Paul Street Gallery III, Auckland (NZ)
The work proposes a series of situations and events utilising quotidian materials with excessive enthusiasm. Operating across modes of installation, drawing, video, publication, and sculpture, this project explores the political inflection of specific movements that are able to re-orientate our relationships to the familiar. This processual helix encompasses different sites of research as it moves around and through them, turning and returning to the overlooked. By making present the strange or seemingly impossible, this research invites sensitivity towards small, familiar (but nonetheless important) things. The agitations of the practice facilitate a continual drawing and re-drawing of the bounds of the known and unknown; where the untended borders of objective reason open via the co-operative flexing of the absurd and the familiar.
Does a Flower Rehearse for Spring? is the culmination of Lucy Meyle’s practice-led PhD research.