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Elisa Alaluusua @ Art Space Gallery
February 9, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Sketchbooks – Revelation, is an exhibition by Elisa Alaluusua, who explores and presents sketchbooks by four diverse artists: Nigel Hall, Eileen Hogan, Dale Inglis and Michael Sandle. The exhibition is based on in-depth interviews conducted over several years during Alaluusua’s PhD research on sketchbooks.
The sketchbook has been at the heart of the creative process for centuries and despite digital advances that may offer alternative ways to develop an idea or capture a fleeting moment, they remain an essential tool. And although Alaluusua has detected a surge of interest in sketchbooks as `z“ddxnew books on the subject are published and sketchbooks now regularly find their way into exhibitions. A huge dilemma remains: how can sketchbooks be exhibited and shared with the public?
Alaluusua resolves this dilemma by filming and recording individual artists talking about their sketchbook practice and presenting it as a video installation: