RTV rubber buckets
SE1 Studio - Bow Arts Trust

RTV rubber buckets is inspired by Propeller Island – An Evolving Art Space. Buckets are a necessary tool on a ship, to bail water in the case of a leak or spring. Buckets would be useful to bail one out of an art emergency. The rubber buckets reflect the futile action of bailing water on a leaky boat. Changing the original object (metal to rubber) alters its reality. The buckets appear as an interstice from one place/time to another. 


In 2009 I was a participating artist in Propeller Island - An Evolving Artspace hosted by the Brompton Design District. For one month resident artists hosted site specific installations and performances at a vacant storefront at South Kensignton Station. The idea of making RTV Silicone Buckets came from participating in the residency.


© Nicole Shimonek 2020