Clara Durán is an MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital student from Spain, she shared a video with us about just how she made her final piece for the Postgraduate Summer Show.
Clara won the Artiq and Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Art Prize 2015, the work that won were the first steps towards the MA – they are two ‘twin’ projects, one represents the liquid and the other the gas. The final work for the Summer Show also encompasses the solid; so all three states together.
‘Hail radiates across the ripple’ resumes an investigation around water and its three states in relation to human beings. This research has naturally followed a circular pattern, finishing in the place where I started. I have explored the meanings of the solid, the liquid and the gas and the interrelations that exist between them, organising all the ideas and concepts inside the water cycle. It is a work that lies between the physical, the analogue – and the virtual, the digital; a reflection of the generation born between these two different approaches.
It is a project based on process, experimentation and intuition as well as attention to detail and care for accuracy. It is born from the inspiration and reference of many different sources and points of view on the extraordinary substance that is water. Sociology, poetic symbolism, imagination of matter, science and spirituality are some of the pillars that build the work.