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Tipping Point

Tipping Point
Tipping Point
How is an image, an idea or a material reigned-in and controlled? At what point is that control relinquished and abandoned? And what formal and conceptual residues does this internal challenge leave in the work?
This show questions how different artists tackle these opposing aspects and tensions within their work, continually shifting their point of balance and reference.

Describing both the stage in an epidemic when a virus reaches critical mass and the toppling effect of weight added to a balanced object, the term ‘tipping point’ embodies a sense of impending change, signalling the
arrival of a shift or juncture in the fine balance between harmony and disorder, control and chaos. It describes the very moment when a threshold is reached where the existing equilibrium threatens to spiral out of control.

It is where work exists with respect to this threshold and how its boundaries are negotiated, circumvented or challenged head-on that forms the central concern of this show. Lying along a spectrum of experience, Tipping Point looks at the tensions inherent in these varying states of balance and seeks to explore the slippages that occur between them.
Taylor, Mia
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Martin, Agnes
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Thompson, Barry
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Douglas, Sarah
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Thompson, Estelle
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Flood-Paddock, Jessie
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Rolph, Danny
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Kjaergaard, Mie Olise
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(2008) Tipping Point.

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Abstract

How is an image, an idea or a material reigned-in and controlled? At what point is that control relinquished and abandoned? And what formal and conceptual residues does this internal challenge leave in the work?
This show questions how different artists tackle these opposing aspects and tensions within their work, continually shifting their point of balance and reference.

Describing both the stage in an epidemic when a virus reaches critical mass and the toppling effect of weight added to a balanced object, the term ‘tipping point’ embodies a sense of impending change, signalling the
arrival of a shift or juncture in the fine balance between harmony and disorder, control and chaos. It describes the very moment when a threshold is reached where the existing equilibrium threatens to spiral out of control.

It is where work exists with respect to this threshold and how its boundaries are negotiated, circumvented or challenged head-on that forms the central concern of this show. Lying along a spectrum of experience, Tipping Point looks at the tensions inherent in these varying states of balance and seeks to explore the slippages that occur between them.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 149813
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/149813
PURE UUID: 56162167-1de1-4ec5-b6da-6454cedd1fc5

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Date deposited: 27 May 2010 13:09
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:25

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