The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
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The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
Volcano (2019)
       
     
Volcano (2019) detail
       
     
Tsunami (2019)
       
     
Tsunami (2019)  detail
       
     
Tsunami (2019)  detail
       
     
Cyclone (2019)
       
     
Cyclone (2019) detail
       
     
Bushfire (2019)
       
     
Bushfire (2019) detail
       
     
Shelter Skelter (2019)
       
     
Shelter Skelter (2019) detail
       
     
Shelter in your workshop (2019)
       
     
shelter in your workshop (2019)
       
     
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COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)

bamboo, rice, black pepper corns, cinnamon powder, turmeric, cardamon, cassia, nutmeg, water, air

A collaborative body of work between interdisciplinaries Charlotte Haywood & Edward Horne.

…COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS Teeters between the long tourist lines exiting via the digital gift shop and the mountains of elemental extravagance and earthly provisions…

At a time of environmental flux, COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS- questions our infatuation with the material. Exploring currencies, cargo cult, animism, social media, phenomena, and fetish in the information age.

As we sit upon a looted planet, and our “Gods”(cyclones, volcanoes, floods, natural phenomena) are angry, we see what has preoccupied our time.
What blinks, twinkles, salves or tweets to capture our attention?

Which motifs/narratives/Gods have we worshipped? Subscribed to?

What or who will we take with us into the future?...

Experimenting with such commodities as: copper, bamboo, shells, lingerie, silk, spices, rice, water and air as materials, COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS, uses a combination of wall works and installation to link form with ephemera.

Haywood & Horne experiment with various interdisciplinary techniques from the alchemical verdigris processes of copper, Shou-sugi-ban, shell work, parquetry, digital imagery and tapestry weaving.

They have been inspired by the transitory floating worlds of the Japanese Ukiyo-e style, describing both hedonistic worldly pleasures and the inherent meaning of uki-yo: uki-sadness yo- for life.

Copper and bamboo dominate the works as a salute to the diverse properties that both metal and plant hold.

Copper, the first metal used, encompasses ancient histories from the Aztecs to the Egyptians’ Smith Papyrus- the oldest known medical treatise; recording coppers multiple medical uses and antimicrobial properties- pertinent in a time of growing antibiotic resistance. It holds the key to the futures dependence on conductivity and technology. An incredibly recyclable metal, there is still 2/3 of the copper produced since 1900 being used.

Bamboo has exemplary multi-modalities– from architecture, food, weapons, utensils, textiles, irrigation systems, paper, clothing, vessels, bicycles, luxury goods and musical instruments. Whilst bearing historical and poetic significance.

The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)

bamboo, rice, black pepper corns, cinnamon powder, turmeric, cardamon, cassia, nutmeg, water, air

This work looks at past trade and spice wars and the future currencies of “likes” within social media, water and air.

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The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)

bamboo, rice, black pepper corns, cinnamon powder, turmeric, cardamon, cassia, nutmeg, water, air

The Spice of Likes (2019)
       
     
The Spice of Likes (2019)

bamboo, rice, black pepper corns, cinnamon powder, turmeric, cardamon, cassia, nutmeg, water, air

COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS
       
     
COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS

A collaboration with Edward Horne.

At a time of environmental flux, Haywood & Horne’s body of work- COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS- questions our infatuation with the material. They explore currencies, cargo cult, animism, social media, phenomena, and fetish in the information age.

As we sit upon a looted planet, and our “Gods”(cyclones, volcanoes, floods, natural phenomena) are angry, we see what has preoccupied our time.
What blinks, twinkles, salves or tweets to capture our attention?

Which motifs/narratives/Gods have we worshipped? Subscribed to?

What or who will we take with us into the future?...

Experimenting with such commodities as: copper, bamboo, shells, lingerie, silk, spices, rice, water and air as materials, COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS, uses a combination of wall works and installation to link form with ephemera.

Haywood & Horne experiment with various interdisciplinary techniques from the alchemical verdigris processes of copper, Shou-sugi-ban, shell work, parquetry, digital imagery and tapestry weaving.

They have been inspired by the transitory floating worlds of the Japanese Ukiyo-e style, describing both hedonistic worldly pleasures and the inherent meaning of uki-yo: uki-sadness yo- for life.

Copper and bamboo dominate the works as a salute to the diverse properties that both metal and plant hold.

Copper, the first metal used, encompasses ancient histories from the Aztecs to the Egyptians’ Smith Papyrus- the oldest known medical treatise; recording coppers multiple medical uses and antimicrobial properties- pertinent in a time of growing antibiotic resistance. It holds the key to the futures dependence on conductivity and technology. An incredibly recyclable metal, there is still 2/3 of the copper produced since 1900 being used.

Bamboo has exemplary multi-modalities– from architecture, food, weapons, utensils, textiles, irrigation systems, paper, clothing, vessels, bicycles, luxury goods and musical instruments. Whilst bearing historical and poetic significance.

…COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS Teeters between the long tourist lines exiting via the digital gift shop and the mountains of elemental extravagance and earthly provisions…

It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)

Charlotte Haywood
Armature: Edward Horne

bras, underwear, slips, lingerie, nightwear, evening gowns, silk, satin, organza, steel rod
200 cm x 125cm x 56 cm

It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii- is a multi-layered work that highlights themes around commodity, the landscape and the female body.

Looking at one of Australia’s most endangered spider orchids, found now only in Victoria- Caladenia audasii- like many plant species has become threatened due mainly to habitat destruction or its’ commodification.

Within nature sex is seen as commodity for the proliferation and survival of species. This particular Australian Orchid has adapted to attract the male thynnid wasp. Through the deception of colour, form and mimicked pheromones, it poses as a female wasp.

Simultaneously, Orchids, through out time have captured our attention through their exotic forms, colour and variety. They spark ideas of desire, the feminine, fetish and commodity.

These ideas are exaggerated intrinsically by materiality, the “women’s work” of weaving, and the enlarged form; questioning the act of commodification and its’ repercussions.

It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)

Charlotte Haywood
Armature: Edward Horne

bras, underwear, slips, lingerie, nightwear, evening gowns, silk, satin, organza, steel rod

200 cm x 125cm x 56 cm

It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)
       
     
It’s Now or Never…Caladenia audasii (2019)

Charlotte Haywood
Armature: Edward Horne

bras, underwear, slips, lingerie, nightwear, evening gowns, silk, satin, organza, steel rod

200 cm x 125cm x 56 cm

Volcano (2019)
       
     
Volcano (2019)

bamboo, copper, ply
138cm x 150cm
(editions of 3)

Volcano (2019) detail
       
     
Volcano (2019) detail

bamboo, copper, ply
138cm x 150cm
(editions of 3)

Tsunami (2019)
       
     
Tsunami (2019)

bamboo, copper, ply
92 cm x 190cm
(editions of 3)

Tsunami (2019)  detail
       
     
Tsunami (2019) detail

bamboo, copper, ply
92 cm x 190cm
(editions of 3)

Tsunami (2019)  detail
       
     
Tsunami (2019) detail

bamboo, copper, ply
92 cm x 190cm
(editions of 3)

Cyclone (2019)
       
     
Cyclone (2019)

bamboo, copper, ply
198 cm x 90 cm
(editions of 3)

Cyclone (2019) detail
       
     
Cyclone (2019) detail

bamboo, copper, ply
198 cm x 90 cm
(editions of 3)

Bushfire (2019)
       
     
Bushfire (2019)

bamboo, copper, ply
88cm x 107 cm
(editions of 3)

Bushfire (2019) detail
       
     
Bushfire (2019) detail

bamboo, copper, ply
88cm x 107 cm
(editions of 3)

Shelter Skelter (2019)
       
     
Shelter Skelter (2019)

Copper, brass, mirror finish stainless steel, shou-sugi-ban ply, ply
195 cm x150

Shelter Skelter (2019) detail
       
     
Shelter Skelter (2019) detail

Copper, brass, mirror finish stainless steel, shou-sugi-ban ply, ply
195 cm x150

Shelter in your workshop (2019)
       
     
Shelter in your workshop (2019)

drone, shells, glue

shelter in your workshop (2019)
       
     
shelter in your workshop (2019)

drone, shells, glue

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COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS
       
     
COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS

100cm x 88cm
gicleè print on archival paper
(edition of 27)