The Common Soil

Working from either a piece (something made) or a reference (something found) Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa and Isabel Brison build a virtual dialogue each responding to the others prompts. The column, as an icon of classical architecture and as a phallic symbol, a dead upright tree, a collage made from diagrams of a gothic construction or a concrete ruin of a building half complete: all these are exercises in false verticality, architecture destroying itself. ‘The Common Soil’ is where this cycle plays out, in continuous recycling motion.

Isabel Brison, Frontispiece, 2020, inkjet print on archival paper, 46 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and CHAUFFEUR, Sydney

Until 27 June 2020

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