My Name From Your Mouth celebrates the notes which you speak to someone - one's love for another. It echoes the Mexican Pyramid of the Sun which is believed to be the first place of emergence - where one's love for another is born. The mouth organ's breath exhales a song, like hearing your name for the first time. Every time. That sound is revered. Cherished. Desired. Craved. That single song balances on a pedestal.
Courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery
Lauren Brincat was born 1980 in Sydney, Australia and has also been based in Paris. Brincat is an artist who works across diverse media from video and performance to sculpture and installation. Influenced by her formal training in painting, the artist has noted that she considers herself to be 'a painter despite not using a brush or paint'. Her video works take the form of documented and often repetitive actions performed by the artist – riding, walking, eating, talking, rowing. Acknowledging performance history, DADA, The Gutai group, rock'n'roll and the everyday as an inspiration, Brincat describes her works as pushing 'physical and cognitive limits'. Previous artworks have seen the artist hold onto the edge of a diving platform above a swimming pool for as long as possible, play a drum kit raised metres above the ground or walk for a distance in a field of fog.
Brincat completed a Master of Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2006. She was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Creative Australia Fellowship in 2012-2014 and the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in 2009.
Brincat has exhibited widely across Australia, including the solo exhibitions It's not the End of the World, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne 2013, Shoot From the Hip, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney 2012 and Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Museum of Old and New Art, MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art, Hobart. Significant group exhibitions include The Space Between Us, Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2013, Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, TarraWarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, and Tinnitus: a symposium on art and rock'n'roll, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University 2012.
Over the last three years Brincat has lived and researched in Mexico City, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, New York and is fortunate to be mentored by artist Johanna Billing in Europe and most recently Cuauhtémoc Medina in Mexico City.
harmonica, brass, found wood
20 x 20 x 10 cm
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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