Selected unique state casts
5 of 26 from
THE ONGOING REMAINS (3 PARTS)
PART 1. THE EMISSARIES: KEEPERS OF OUR STORIES
TITANIUM PIGMENT, GYPSUM CEMENT
Approximately 46 X 21 X 22 CM
These casts result from a deliberately imprecise casting process. Working with a set of three-part moulds taken from the same subject the artist interchanges their component parts engaging a process of intentional misalignment. By interchanging the component parts of the variant moulds he produces a hybrid mould for each pour which is then further individualised by being subjected to differing localised external pressures. The intention is not to reproduce uniform copies, rather unique states which explore and exploit resulting processual anomalies.
Based on the famous 1432 portrait of the Niccolò da Uzzano, attributed to the Renaissance Master Donatello, Hazewinkel’s moulds were taken from a plaster copy of the original that was created in Sydney in 1885 for an art school in Bathurst ( Regional New South Wales). Replica casts of Donatello's terracotta original have been faithfully rendered in plaster thousands of times. Casts of the original can be found in cast galleries and art schools world-over wherein generation upon generation of art students have painstakingly studied the famous humanist portrait learning to render another faithful likeness.
See installation documentation of The Emissaries: Keepers of our stories (Part 1) here.
See Ross Gibson's text accompanied by documentation of The Ongoing Remains Parts 1, 2, 3 here.
Photos: Zan Wimberely