In this lecture, we explore how the display and presentation of physical material objects can produce affects and embodied experience for the audience. We first revisit the use of ‘ready-mades’ in modern art in the works of Marcel Duchamp and in the work of Jeff Koon in the contemporary period. We explore how everyday objects function symbolically in the works of Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. We examine how Sarah Sze, Ian Burns and Mona Hatoum use objects as the base materials of their works, albeit differently.
We will discuss the Project Brief for Assessment tasks 2 & 3 in relation to this lecture.