Sarah Breen Lovett
Cementa Artwork at

Installation of Carol Warner's work: A Ride in the Sky

Materials | CoIP Curator.

10 STEPS TO MOMA is an instructional work resulting in a moving image work that aims to test the notion of ‘publicness’ of a public places and our engagement with the architecture of institutions. MOMA was chosen as the place for filming for a number of reasons; firstly there are current plans for extension and renovation of the MOMA gallery, which claim to enhance the ‘public’ nature of the building; secondly the architects chosen for the renovation include Diller and Scofidio who have had an interesting past practice of using recorded footage to critique and subvert ways that we engage with the built environment; thirdly the choice of MOMA turns the lens on the institution, making it the subject of an art work, rather than the presenter or beholder of one; while finally the project also speaks to the fetishisation of the institution and the strategic steps that artists may make to try to engage or disengage such institutions.

10 Steps to Moma is part of the Cementa initiative: Correspondence of Imaginary Place

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1. Sarah Breen Lovett, 10 steps to Moma 2017 photo Kate Ruck
1. Sarah Breen Lovett, 10 steps to Moma 2017 photo Kate Ruck
Sarah Breen Lovett's bio:

Sarah Breen Lovett is an artist, curator and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney. Breen Lovett has instigated and worked on many exhibitions, symposiums and publications at the inter-disciplinary meeting point of art and architecture. These have included the Expanded Architecture series of exhibitions recently published by AADR as a Bauhaus Edition; Cinecity Architectural Film Project; Palimpsest Performances and Modern Art Projects Art and Architecture series. For Cementa she is co-curator and participating artist in the Correspondence of Imaginary Places, an artist exchange project facilitated by Cementa and ABC no Rio in New York City.

My practice and research is primarily concerned with exploring relationships between the self and surroundings. Firstly, this stems from my background in architecture and a curiosity about haptic and habituated relationships to architectural assemblages. Secondly, this concern comes from my own interactions with the natural world and questioning how and why we prescribe significance and meaning to different aspects of landscape. I utilise moving image, projection, installation, participatory performances and curated exhibitions that involve performance and site-specific works to explore these ideas.

2. Sarah Breen Lovett, 10 steps to Moma 2017 photo Kate Ruck
2. Sarah Breen Lovett, 10 steps to Moma 2017 photo Kate Ruck