Richard Launder

Førsteamanuensis i keramikk og leire/Associate Professor
Kontor:Første etasje/ground floor, Strømgaten 1

Richard Launder is a visual artist working from an interdisciplinary base.

Richard Launder is Associate Professor at the Department of Fine Art:  MA & BA main tutor & supervisor for Research Fellows.

Specialities: sculpture, site specific &/or contextual installation, performance & the international art scene.

Formerly based in New York, now London; he has been affiliated with KHiB for more than 20 years, he is also active & a regular guest artist in the UK, DK, IT, USA. Launder has widely exhibited internationally with works in many collections & has collaborated with a number of industrial & social sources.

His works often take on a performative character and are frequently staged in public spaces, working through strategies that have their roots in Situationist practices.

Art Research & Development & theoretical related activities include:

  • PLACEHOLDERS'  MA seminar (Sept. 2011),
  • (After) the Storm in the Teacup' Camden Arts Centre, London (Feb. 2011),
  • ART in the URBAN CONTEXT'  (2000 -)
  • PERIPHERAL PRACTICE/ PERIPHERAL PLACE: Conceptual Clay 1995 - Now' which are both ongoing.

Artist Statement

The transient, the un-fixed, the nebulous, have been axis points of his on-going works for some years.

Shift & Drift. 
Hold for some time, alter in some manner, hold once more. Observe, respond...
Invite participation &/or interaction, hold once again.
 Observe, respond... 

the liminal,
 the gaps, 
the suggestions, 
the memories
of patinated knowledge/histories within a context.

The relationship between the time-based 'held' works & the expanded works that result from this type of restless strategy creates a range of phenomena: works. Installation, video & photography which are sculptural, performative & contextual (various materials/process´s are brought together: clay/ceramic, wood/metal, paper/collage... made, ready-made, manipulated & fabricated) often culturally specific, sometimes participatory & multi-layered.


Image 1: interdisciplinary installation & performance 'CHOCKS & STRUTTS' . The architectural column, ceramic, metal, bamboo, elastic, wood, metal, plastic, performance clothing.


Image 2: 'CHOCKS & STRUTTS: Air Mechanic WRNS S. Jacques', Original photo: Air Mechanic WRNS B.Vicarey, circa 1944, Worthy Down, Winchester, UK. Digitalised photo, collage, drawn, A4. 2011. Exhibited: 'CONVERSATIONS: Brownsword, Launder, Mydland & Suul' Rom8, Nov. 2011, KHiB.

Publisert: 20.09.2011 av Peter Klasson Oppdatert: 04.11.2016 av admin