Limited edition of 4
130cm x 130cm, Digital print , 100% silk crepe de chine
Prenta X signature hand fringed and pinked edging
Printed in the Netherlands. Hand finished in the Prenta X studio, Melbourne, Australia.
a net. to catch, to draw, to draw out. catching a moment, accumulate, record. ideas not answers. knot, not, to knot. the mirror catches the light and projects a circle onto the opposite wall. double, and again. over the day the reflection of light tracks a path through and across the space of the room. this side, or that side. knot-not. it’s not a not, it is not no, it is also not yes. the exception proves the rule. in a netted structure the absence has a volume. a type of invisible information. it cuts both ways. capture, not caught. the net is purpose built for its prey. charmed, enchanted or restrained. the mirror holds within itself all that crosses its line of sight. measure out the rope, cut it to size, arrange the pieces and tie the lengths together. blind spot. and into the sun. both the positive and the negative. to have and to hold. gridded, begin from zero, map the landscape. contain, trap, restrain and rescue. puzzle and impasse. both seeing and not seeing. safety and peril. inverse, eclipse, vision is cloaked. the blind cuts through the light, draws up and draws in.
Rebecca Delange utilises sculpture and photography to investigate and problematise the mutability and entanglement of form, material and meaning.
Loops is part of an ongoing project Knot Not —that employs the motif of the blind spot and the form of the net and associated and intersecting objects, meanings and metaphors— as an investigatory locus. The project continues Delange’s exploration into double meanings, text as object, object as language, the entanglement of meaning and material and linguistic slippage.
Delange seeks to articulate an object/material language that looks at disrupting traditional categories of meaning though strategies of collage, assemblage and spatial arrangement applied to sourced and repurposed materials and objects—and how this can potentially action a type of semiotic and phenomenological slippage evoking unseen narratives and new knowledge for the viewer in the material outcomes of the work.
Her practice looks at the poetic—things known and felt yet evading direct visual perception and representation, unseen and unspoken experiences—and how can these things can be made manifest in the material.
Rebecca Delange is a PHD candidate at RMIT University in the School of Art. In 2015 she completed Master of Contemporary Art with first class Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include Knot Not at Bus Projects and Alpha Beta Whatever at Notfair. Last year she lived and worked in Germany and Italy for 5 months undertaking field research for an upcoming project, Shut Up Mountain, at C3 Contemporary Art Space in 2019
Rebecca Delange, 2018
Artist Website: www.rebeccadelange.com
Photography: Tim Gresham
Styling: Rebecca Delange