ABOUT Nadene Carr

My practice is embodied, there is a constant risk of failure. Unknown and uncontrollable elements in the work reflect this. It’s an immersive, embodied practice because I am actively part of the process, seeking what will happen. I also am an observer, not fighting to contain or hold on to any point of potentiality, or a defined notion of beauty. A constant tension between beautiful and ugly aesthetics spurs the work on. Trying to find a sweet-spot, or a moment of equilibrium in the flux of an abundance of ever-evolving elements through dismantling and then re-making. Bending and folding, copper has unknowns and knowns. I don’t work from the narrative of the found object. Personalising objects and disrupting the vernacular and functional integrity provides the opportunity for a perceived beauty or ugliness.

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