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The risk of breaking

Sperryn Jones, Joanna (2019) The risk of breaking. VIS Journal, 1 (1).

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2 from damage to risk (1).pdf - Accepted Version
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3 biking and breaking.pdf - Accepted Version
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4 risk and restriction.pdf - Accepted Version
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5 breaking the body.pdf - Accepted Version
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6 experiencing risk.pdf - Accepted Version
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7 making and breaking risk.pdf - Accepted Version
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Abstract

My sculptural installations 'risk' 2011 and 'Celebration' 2015 were developed after I broke several bones mountain biking and wasn’t able to work in my studio for a year. When I returned to making sculpture I found I could only relate to previous artwork by breaking it. I explore how and why my aesthetic preferences changed after experiencing injury, in particular the new element of risk. I reflect on contrasting experiences of mountain biking and being injured, the tension between the support and restriction of being in plaster and my alienation to my broken arm. Through this I question what motivates people to take risks, how our judgement of risk can change in different circumstances, and if the motivation for men and women taking risks is different. I reflect on the risk to the artwork and to the viewer and different forms of risk in artwork. Finally I recount how this informs the making of 'risk' 2011 and 'Celebration' 2015.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22501/vis
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
School/Department: School of Art, Design & Computer Science
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3694

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