Dates: 9 May – 1 June 2019
Tracey Clement: Salt Experiments
My Salt Experiments are the remnants of a four-year-long investigation into the properties of salt and its collision with mild steel. These experiments were conducted in the realm of art, rather than science, but they still offer valuable knowledge. Specifically, they highlight the important fact that nature is a resilient and powerful force that does not do our bidding. I’ve completed my material investigation, but the experiments themselves are ongoing. They continue to react and change without any input from me, an apt and humbling metaphor for our relative insignificance in the greater scheme of things.
Tracey Clement 2019
Tracey Clement Bio
Tracey Clement is a professional artist and arts writer who currently lives in Sydney, Australia. As an artist Clement is known for creating artworks that meticulously utilise labour intensive techniques for their conceptual resonance. Her current work explores the symbolic possibilities of the model city. Clement holds a PhD in Contemporary Art and a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney. She also has a bachelor degree in Art History-Theory from UNSW. Her research has been presented at several international conferences, including the Science Fiction Research Association (USA) and the Society for Utopian Studies (UK). She won the 2018 Blake Prize Established Artist Residency and a solo show in 2020 at the Casula Powerhouse. In 2019 she will be the artist in residence at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, as well as undertake an AGNSW residency at the Cité in Paris.