Testing the Limits
Site specific installation by David Rickard, curated by Michele Robecchi.
Over the years David Rickard has investigated phenomena such as gravity, alchemy and chance through a series of sculptures, drawings and installations that involve spatial and physical experimentation. Often using ordinary objects as a starting point, Rickard explores new potential avenues for their use and in doing so maps the architecture where they are sited, redefining our concept of spatial and objectual perception. Constantly moving along a fine line between sculpture and performance, art and physics, Rickard’s work engages the viewer as an active player. Once the artist has established a trajectory, a combination of necessity and chance takes place, making the ordinary extraordinary and generating new readings of our surroundings.
On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Testing the Limits’, Rickard will create three site-specific installations that will engage directly with the three rooms that form the Nunnery Gallery.
Born in New Zealand, Rickard has been based in London since 2002. His process-based sculptures have recently been exhibited at Nest (The Hague), The Economist Plaza (London), the Royal Society of Science (London), and will be at the 54th Venice Biennale this summer.