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Brut. Med.


Brut. Med. abstracts and decontextualises a body of sculptural work by Alana Wilson entitled Brutalist Meditations. The physical works interrogate representations of physicality, materiality and the duality of function and aesthetics. Although varying in scale, the works all show evidence of the process and materials with a lack of concern to look comfortable or easy. Materials used include clay, XPS, polyurethane resin, plaster, gauze, ceramic, and nails. The forms include sculptural works, plinths, a table, rock-like formations and vessels in order to embrace the concept of raw brutalism across both functional and non-functional realms. 

The Brut. Med. images, photographed by Saskia Wilson, draw parallels of natural decay and highlight the material deteriorations. The abstracted natural environment and sunlight provoke an uncertainty of time, place and scale, appearing to be not of this earth. Between the Brutalist Meditations and the Brut. Med. imagery, there sits a balance of pure exposure of material and form in the physical, and extreme abstraction and decontextualisation in the photographic.

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