Lau­ren Brincat

Biography

Born Syd­ney, Aus­tralia 1980

Lives and works in Sydney


Using a vari­ety of plat­forms – video instal­la­tion, sculp­ture, per­for­mance and walk­ing scores – Lau­ren Brin­cat explores non-ver­bal modes of expres­sion through nar­ra­tives or sit­u­a­tions. She employs mov­ing images and their sound­tracks to probe his­tor­i­cal rup­tures and fail­ures of lan­guage. By dis­tanc­ing us from a log­i­cal, direct, lan­guage-based per­spec­tive, her work offers mul­ti­ple pos­si­bil­i­ties and interpretations.

In Brincat’s videos, she often per­forms in rel­a­tive soli­tude. In such works, she push­es her phys­i­cal and cog­ni­tive lim­its, fol­low­ing rule-based actions. Her walk­ing pieces’ occur in vast­ly dif­fer­ent con­texts, from emp­ty fields, to busy urban sites, and the ocean. The video works take the form of doc­u­ment­ed and often repet­i­tive actions. Col­lab­o­ra­tion is an impor­tant part of Brin­cat’s prac­tice; with per­cus­sion­ists, archi­tects, sci­en­tists, chore­o­g­ra­phers, eques­tri­an rid­ers and indige­nous horse whis­per­ers. Her sculp­tur­al pieces may sit alone or along­side the video works, often giv­ing the mov­ing image a tac­tile presence.

Brincat’s most recent work has tak­en the form of blank ban­ners and sculp­tures made of sail­cloth, as well as mal­leable forms in tex­tile that may be acti­vat­ed by participants.

Brin­cat’s works are in the col­lec­tions of: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Syd­ney; 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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Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

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Lau­ren Brincat

My Name From Your Mouth, 2016
har­mon­i­ca, brass and wood
202010 cm

Lau­ren Brincat

Walk The Line, 2016
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 16:9, colour, sound
5 min­utes 16 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

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

Lau­ren Brincat

This High, 2013
brass, enamel
17317297 cm

Lau­ren Brincat

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

Lau­ren Brincat

Walk in Traffic, 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, sound
3 min­utes 7 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Car­cio­fo Arcimboldo, 2012
doc­u­men­ta­tion of an action, 16:9, colour, silent
7 min­utes 34 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Dress­ing Down, 2012
doc­u­men­ta­tion of an action, 16:9, colour, silent
5 min­utes 28 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Egypt­ian Camomile, 2012
doc­u­men­ta­tion of an action, 16:9, colour, silent
8 min­utes 6 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Sway, 2012
doc­u­men­ta­tion of an action, 16:9, colour, silent
3 min­utes 21 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Snare the Sea, 2012
doc­u­men­ta­tion of an action, sin­gle chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 16:9, colour, sound
15 min­utes 35 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Lau­ren Brincat

Steady As She Goes, 2011
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion video, 16:9, colour, sound
2 min­utes 40 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

News

Talla­wong’s plant library brings north­west­ern neigh­bours together

Grow­ing up in Fair­field, artist Lau­ren Brincat’s Egypt­ian grand­par­ents had a back­yard veg­etable patch, not […]

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Lau­ren Brin­cat: Oth­er Tempo

Oth­er Tem­po is a live sculp­ture. A coloured score drapes, dances and reveals an assembly […]

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Lau­ren Brin­cat: Wool­lahra Small Sculp­ture Prize

The 20th annu­al Wool­lahra Small Sculp­ture Prize exhi­bi­tion, includ­ing Lau­ren Brin­cat, will be presented […]

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