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Heather and Ivan Morison

(b. Nottingham, 1974 and Desborough, 1973; live and work in Arthog, Wales)
COMMISSIONED BY Litmus Research Initiative

 

Heather & Ivan Morison, I lost her near Fantasy Island. Life has not been the same, 2006. Installation view, British Art Show, Bristol

 

Heather and Ivan Morison’s work blends factual recall with fiction, merging information into a narrative that builds on the mythology of their own lives and the lives of people they encounter. In previous work, the artists have looked at the currency of the escape vehicle, something that can transport you physically or mentally away from the here and now, or away from a potential future disaster. Dark Star, a 2006 film, Pleasure Island, and Fantasy Island, 2007, both timber structures, took their starting points from the American house-truck movement of the 1960s and 70s, as well as the hand-built shelter and self sufficiency movements of the same period. The Morisons have conducted research visits with the founders of these alternative lifestyles, tracing their influence in today’s California. The artists have built on this research to conceive a new project for Bristol, UK, in 2008-09 which is a series of five public shelters — intriguing, remarkable and usable forms which will act both as sculptural objects within the public realm and as catalysts for urgent discussions about our environmental future.

 

The Morisons featured in the British Art Show 6 and are represented by Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London. They represented Wales at the Venice Biennale 2007 and forthcoming projects include Tales in Space and Time, Folkestone Sculpture Triennale; Thin Cities, Piccadilly Line, Platform for Art, London; and Passionate Collectors, New Art Gallery, Walsall.

 

Heather Peak was born in Desborough, UK in 1973 and Ivan Morison was born in Nottingham, UK in 1974. In 2005 the Morisons acquired a site of ancient and mature woodland in North Wales and they are developing the area of mature conifers into an arboretum. They live in Arthog, North West Wales.

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One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS