An Ordinary Kind of Ornament – Singapore, by Hannah Bertram

Hannah Bertram (b.1973) is currently a lecturer at Deakin University Melbourne. “An Ordinary Kind of Ornament is an ongoing series of installations in which dust is transformed into ornamental carpets.  No adhesive is used in the process so accidental footsteps, curious fingers and insects can effect the work.”

So, carpe diem. Live in the present. When it passes, let it go, for it has let you go.

“Hannah Bertram’s practice investigates the ambiguity of value, the transformation of worthless materials and the passing of time… (her) work is intentionally designed to decay, deteriorate and frequently exists in fluid states of becoming and disappearing…. The physical properties of dust incorporate the final deterioration of all matter…”. Read the full artist statement here.

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Click on the image to see clearer photographs of the work and other works in the same series

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An Ordinary Kind of Ornament – Singapore

2015

Dust gathered in Australia and Singapore

Dimension variable

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

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