Lauren Brincat

Walk in Traffic
, 2013
Single channel High Definition video, 16:9, colour, sound
3 minutes 7 seconds Click to enlarge

Biography

 

Born Sydney, Australia 1980

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

Brincat is an artist who works across diverse media from video and performance to sculpture and installation. Brincat employs moving images and their soundtracks to probe historical ruptures and failures of language. Using a variety of platforms – video installation, sculpture, performance and walking scores – her work explores non-verbal modes of expression through narratives or ideas. By distancing us from a logical, direct, language-based understanding, her work opens the door to multiple perspectives and interpretations.

Lauren Brincat’s videos often portray the artist undertaking performances in relative solitude. In these works, she pushes her physical and cognitive limits following rule-based actions. The artist is known for a series of ‘walking pieces’ occurring in vastly different contexts, from empty fields, to busy urban cities, and the ocean.

The artist’s video works take the form of documented and often repetitive actions. Collaboration is an important part of Brincat’s practice involving shared projects with percussionists, architects, scientists, choreographers, equestrian riders and indigenous horse whisperers. Her sculptural pieces sit alone and alongside the video works often giving the moving image a tactile presence.

Her recent work is sculptural, working with textiles to create malleable forms that can be activated by participants. Brincat’s latest work is also further engaged with politics and history, taking the form of blank banners and creating sculptures out of sailcloth, invoking the sea and borders.

Brincat’s works can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), MONA / Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart), as well as private and corporate collections.

 

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Exhibitions

Lauren Brincat

It’s Not the End of the World

Lauren Brincat

Shoot From the Hip
, Carriageworks

Lauren Brincat, Kate Mitchell, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Laresa Kosloff, Sanné Mestrom, Joshua Petherick

Social Sculpture
, Carriageworks

Lauren Brincat, Matthew Griffin, Brendan van Hek

MAKE A SCENE
, Carriageworks

Recent Works

Lauren Brincat

You’ve Got a Good Eye (Left)
, 2013
Bermuda sail, silk, cotton
Dimensions variable

Lauren Brincat

One without the Other
, 2013
Brass, rope
179 x 177 x 1.5 cm, height variable

Lauren Brincat

Smashing
, 2013
Single channel digital video, 16:9, colour, sound
Edition of 3, 2 APs
4 minutes 51 seconds

Lauren Brincat

This High
, 2013
Brass, enamel
173 x 172 x 97 cm

Lauren Brincat

You’ve Got a Good Eye (Right)
, 2013
Bermuda sail, silk, cotton
Dimensions variable