Linder, Unhallowed Seed, 2020
Edition of 30
Size: 297 x 420 mm
Medium: Etching and Chine-colle
This edition has been produced on the occasion of The Botanical Mind,Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree, 2020.
'While she was still speaking, the soil covered her shins; roots, breaking from her toes, spread sideways, supporting a tall trunk; her bones strengthened, and in the midst of the remaining marrow, the blood became sap; her arms became long branches; her fingers, twigs; her skin, solid bark.' - Ovid: Metamorphoses. Book X:431-502 Orpheus sings: Myrrha’s crime and punishment
Linder Sterling (b. 1954, Liverpool, UK) is known for her photography, radical feminist photomontage and confrontational performance art. Emerging from the Manchester punk and post-punk scenes in the 1970s, Sterling focuses on questions of gender, commodity and display. Her highly recognisable photomontage practice combines everyday images from domestic or fashion magazines with images from pornography and other archival material. Cut and collaged by hand using a scalpel and glue, the juxtapositions recall a rich art history harking back to Hannah Hoch and the Dadaists.
Recent solo exhibitions include Kettle's Yard, Nottingham Contemporary, Kestnergesellschaft, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Museum of Modern Art/PS1, and Sterling's work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2017, Sterling was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award.
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