Select student

Giverny D’Auriol

Informed by social constructs, the use of ready-mades are employed alongside handmade objects within sculptural installations. Some elements of performance are also incorporated. The sensibility of materials is an important aspect of this work: a fascination with ‘live’ materials such as food products relates to the fragility of life. Giverny D’Auriol’s practice tackles head-on the absurdity of life, emphasising its glories and abject nature. The arrangements of the installations consider bodies in place and how the audience can be choreographed in a setting. The works are schematic as an invitation to viewers to openly interpret and question their societal role in the twenty-first century.

Tessa Fox