Fridays@4: Clive Knights: Conspiring with Strangers: On sticking together fragments of a misspent sabbatical

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This event will be held via Zoom.

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Please join us for a Fridays@4 presentation by Professor Clive Knights, former director of the PSU School of Architecture.

Ironically, collage might be the most liberating creative medium. Despite being founded on a process of gathering image material already wrapped up in a context, previously spent, so to speak, in contributing to former intentions of which the collage-maker played no part, it nevertheless demands an intuitive, extemporary practice. Therein lies its potency in reconfiguring fragments of an existing world - already underway, already connected to fields of meaning that animate our shared human lifeworld - into new gestures, innovations drawn out of familiar terrain. In upcycling the residuum of everyday life, each collage aims to reinvigorate our engagement with mundane existence by means of metaphoric shift, analogical projection, seeing something as something it is not, recognizing similarity in difference, jogging us out of a preconceived understanding of the way things are, towards a vision of how things could be.

This presentation will gather up a selection of the hundreds of new works on paper that emerged throughout Clive's year-long sabbatical (Sept 2019 to Sept 2020) and will attempt to make some sense out of them. Most are works of collage, some are monotype prints and others are combinations of the two. 

'Fictional Landscape,' collage of hand-printed papers on old book cover, 2020

"Fictional Landscape," collage by Clive Knights

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