The Laboratory Arts Collective

THIS WEEKS GUEST CURATOR IS LISA Z. MORGAN

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Artist, DESIGNER & writer lisa z. morgan

HEAR

 

"It was/is very difficult to to chose a favorite piece of music as there are so many, which move me, excite me, have me dancing or crying and each seems to mark a particular period of time, development and thinking/feeling. This one however was introduced to me many years ago by my former collaborator (The Hinge) on re-connecting after two decades apart. The piece was likened to some of my work. I remember being incredibly moved and felt that somehow, something concealed within had been revealed."

Sigur Rós - ( ) - 03 Untitled Samskeyti from the album Wallaaigiao

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Perfume by Patrick Suskind

"This story left a decidedly marked impression. Desire embodied before I was fully aware of what that may even have meant."

SEE

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"Object (The Luncheon in Fur)" by Méret Oppenheim

"I can still feel the frisson that I felt on first discovering this piece in the pages of an 'art book' and loved it further when I saw it in the flesh. Although it is absolutely familiar now, it continues to lure and delight."

GO

JUPITER ARTLAND, EDINBURGH

"Every installation and permanent land piece at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh. There are always particular favorites but the seamless integration of land with the works and the architecture is quite unbeatable."

PISS FLOWERS

"My current favorite would have to be "Piss Flowers" by Helen Chadwick, swiftly followed by "Red on Green" by Anya Gallaccio"

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"Red on green", 1996 - 10 000 roses
(Courtesy Galerie Rodolphe Janssen)

PONDER

"I am taken with the notion of public shaming for carrying an umbrella and for it being a sign of a weakness in character. But more so that the man who wrote “Essay Upon Tea and Its Pernicious Consequences” would so embrace the umbrella."

The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

This pioneer of weather management was pelted with insults and trash.

ESSAY BY MICHAEL WATERS

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Jonas Hanway walking into the rain, with—controversially—an umbrella. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

OBJECT

"The Lipstick Belt. This piece is a durational piece in a way as it began around 15 years ago. I wear the same lipstick all the time and have done since I discovered it when I was 20. I use on average 2 lipsticks a year and remove every last drop of the pigment with a brush. Apart from losing the occasional lipstick, each empty 'cartridge' is now housed within the belt. It began I believe, around 2002 and was completed at the end of 2016. I am now collecting more for another piece. So looking for a cartridge waist coat or some such thing!"

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