The making of Sail Away in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern.
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art at Miami Pulse Art Fair, Miami, USA. Stand 300, 5th- 8th December.
Sail Away (detail), 2013
I am exhibiting a selection of the paper money boats from the installation Sail Away shown in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in April this year. I’m curious to see how the boats are received in an Art Fair context at Pulse Miami, especially as an installation. I’m only sad I cant be there. Feedback appreciated please!
Sail Away in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern took place between the 26-28th April. This interactive installation was a great success. Around 800 people contributed by making and adding their boat and thousands came to see and enjoy it.
Sail Away Turbine Hall Tate Modern 2013. Photo by Tine Bech 2013
The installation took up the main exhibition space in the Turbine Hall and consisted of a huge flotilla of small boats made out of old money, maps and travel tickets snaking through the space. Exploring the idea of ‘six degrees of separation’, the theme of the Hyperlink Festival, Sail Away considered connections through travel, trade, mapping, personal and social histories. The materials used represent the unknown links we have with the past and each other, connecting us to all of the people who have handled the materials in the past. Boats are often symbolic of the transition from the material to the spiritual world, acting as carriers for our dreams, vessels for our adventures and crafted for escape. Read more.
Curated by Tate Collective. Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Interaction Sail Away Tate
Sail Away Susan Stockwell 2013
Africa Gold, 2013
Meridian explores the ways in which humans have long been fixated on recording their position in the world. Complex maps, charts and plans have been used to document the physicality of land, water and air as well as social hierarchy and genetics. Susan is showing Motherboard and Money Maps
Susan is in the process of making Peace Maker, a flag for peace, justice, equality and humanity for the museum’s collection, which will be touring to 6 venues between 2014-16, while the museum is closed for refurbishment.
Taking a Line for a walk, 2002
Susan’s piece Taking a Line for a Walk from 2002 is included in a new book The Art of Walking: A Field Guide Edited by David Evans. The book examines different types of walkers, from Dandies to Pilgrims, as well as the relationship that walking has had with 20th century art. Read more…
Susan’s work will be shown at the Book Launch and Pop Up Exhibition on Saturday 18th May. David Evans is in conversation with Peter Liversidge at 3.30pm.
The Art of Walking: A Field Guide
by David Evans
Available from March 12, 2013
Published by Black Dog Publishing
Susan is involved in a collaborative project at the National Army Museum called Piece Makers where she will be working with soldiers who have been in Afghanistan. This project consists of a series of workshops and will be followed by a touring exhibition of new work produced as a result of this collaboration. The project will continue until February 2014 with the exhibition touring from 2014-2016.
Tate Modern project Hyperlink is part of the Circuit program backed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to support young people to make art. As a part of this launch event Susan will be making an installation called Sail Away in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern 26th-28th April.
Sail Away 2013
Sail Away is a large scale installation featuring hundreds of small boats made from paper money, tickets and maps. In mythology boats are symbolic of the transition from the material to the spiritual world and are carriers for our dreams as well as vessels for adventures, war, escape and journeys. Based on ideas of connections through travel, trade and trade routes, mapping and colonial/personal histories, Sail Away invites you to interact with the work by adding your own boats to the flotilla on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.
What’s Going On at the Usher Gallery in Lincoln is now open and on until April 2015. This exhibition involves a rehang of their permanent collection along side contemporary artist’s work. Artist/Curator Raimi Gbadamosi has selected artists whose work probes the relationship between power, politics, culture and identity. Susan is showing Afghanistan: A Sorry State, China Gold and Cartographic Dress.