Florian Roithmayr at Camden Arts Centre / London

Florian Roithmayr
with, and, or, without

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG
United Kingdom

12 December 2015 - 6 March 2016

with, and, or, without installation view

      left to right: Adoration, ∅, and Fermata – all 2015
left to right: StrikeAdoration, ∅, Fermata, and Endstart No.7 – all 2015

 left to right/clockwise: StrikeAdoration, ∅, Fermata, and Endstart No.7 – all 2015

left to right: Endstart No.7, Adoration, I did not bring myself to do this; I was brought, Strike – all 2015

foreground: Adoration, 2015 centre: Strike, 2015 background:  I did not bring myself to do this; I was brought, 2015
All images are by Mark Blower, courtesy of Camden Arts Centre.

Florian Roithmayr presents a new body of sculptural works which observe material transformations in the processes of making. Capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the interstice between mould and cast, the sculptures embody the consequences of one surface, material or body yielding another. The configuration of the exhibition will change daily at the inclination of the front of house team as Roithmayr sets up parameters before relinquishing control of the works.
Interested in labour that renders itself invisible upon completion, Roithmayr has undertaken intensive internships, shadowing engineering specialists such as a car surface decorator and a concrete beautician, who manipulate materials to perform beyond their physical expectations. The sculptures act not as discrete objects but as representations of an accumulation of research, process and production.