Richard LaunderFørsteamanuensis i keramikk og leire/Associate Professor Telefon:55587462
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.
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...
Articulate: 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.