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Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Profile  |  Artworks
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Machine For Winning: Marching, 2016
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Machine For Winning: Spectators, 2016
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Machine For Winning: Dictator, 2016
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Too sad to say, 2016
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Not Coming Home, 2016 From the series Island
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Not Really Sure, 2016
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5 Easy Steps, 2016
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Untitled (Battleship Gun & Tank), 2015
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Untitled (Battleship Gun & Tank), 2015
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Untitled (Battleship Gun & Tank), 2015
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Transitional Object (M4 Sherman Tank), 2016
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Binary Plurality #7, 2016
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Binary Plurality #1, 2016
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Happiness Economy (Disaster), 2016
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Wearable painting: Disaster Smile, 2016
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Smile Club (Practicing): documentation of a performance, 2016
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Smile Club (Mona LIsa): documentation of a performance, 2016
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Smile Club (Selfie): documentation of a performance, 2016
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Gas hood: documentation of a performance, 2016
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Gas hood: documentation of a performance, 2016
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Gas hood: documentation of a performance, 2016
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Taeuber Selfie, 2015
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Columbine, 2016
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Control Machinery, 2016 Redacted Human Rights Bill 1 of 28
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Inglory (Shroud): documentation of a performance, 2016
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The Group II, 2016 From the series After Guston
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Fall Out Suit, 2016
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Gas Hood, 2016
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Little Shit, 2014
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1967
Lives in
London
Works in
Peckham
Schools
Camberwell college of art, 2008
St Martin's School of Art, 1986
Turps Correspondence Course, 2016
Statement

Telling tales. Political stories about love and loss. As non-sensical as the world is.

21st century events are tense, destabilising and rotten. It’s difficult to make sense of it all. It is difficult when everything around you is unstable and everyone is clinging to a raft of  systems that don’t work. The causes are complex, overlapping and many. Complicated by random beauty and kindness – some things just aren’t right.

In an attempt to untangle the complexity, I have been delving through autobiographical and cultural memories. Backwards to go forwards. And making art.

Drawing, painting, photography, digital collage, film and performance via a cast of characters. Canvas costumes and objects: tanks, kalashnikovs and gas masks. It’s not the things that are wrong but the ideologies.

Recent works play with the traditions of painting, canvas and support, and the alchemical function of an idea made visual. In performative works I dress in sewn canvas. The empty costumes transform from inanimate objects into sites that locate the work and house short films – and back again – performed or hung, and animated by simple technology, light, sound and projection.