exploring performance for sculpture is an experiment combining body movement and sculpture with drawing. 

My experiments in the dance studios and the mountain environment are the source material for drawings and sculpture. Elements in the installation include: components of a spruce tree, a large S-curve tree carving, lathed objects, bronze cast “machinery parts” or “handles”, wood carvings and several wall drawings of myself performing with a basswood performance prop. Ideas of permanence vs. impermanence were explored and most components of the installation are temporal existing only through documentation. 

exploring performance for sculpturewas produced at the Banff Centre with the support of Travel Professional Development grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council & Manitoba Arts Council and the Keith Evans Scholarship from the Banff Centre for the Arts.



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© Nicole Shimonek 2021