Clee worked with me was one of the invited artists who took part in my Interrupteur residency and following on from our discussion around this experience was bringing in artists into the space to work alongside as a challenge to her own practice.
For my day I wanted to explore Umberto Eco's description of the Encyclopaedia as Labyrinth. Here he writes about the different types of labyrinth, from the classical with only one possible entry and exit, to the maze with its deadness, and the rhizomatic labyrinth which he describes as a net.
I knew that the construction of the net would visually fit with the sculptural work Clee makes and during my residency time with her I was interested by our similar concerns through different media, shifting my generally 2D thinking into 3dimensions.
In order to think through Eco's exposition I had purchased a cotton string net and wanted to draw and physically handle the net in order to perform the action of navigating the rhizomatic.
All connections being possible and each journey taken from a different starting point, using a different route across the connections.
As well as drawing, physically manipulating the bought net while discussing ideas, we constructed our own net, from string, elastic and wire, this was then hung and draped in the space amongst the other sculptural objects.
For more information about Clee's residency: https://claireleeartist.com