Wednesday 25 February 2015

Sabatin Bascoban - Caravan

Sabatin Basocban's Caravan
Welcome to the Dwell exhibition and book. For a whole month we will be taking each artist's page and transforming it into a 3 dimensional dwelling. Each one of these small sculptures will be exhibited in public on the London streets.

This Wednesday morning we focus on Sabatin Bascoban's perfect caravan.
We were delighted to receive this net from Sabatin who has been a regular exhibitor with Collect Connect over the years.
Sabatin studied in Hannover and now teaches and has his art practice on the South coast of England at Southsea and Portsmouth. 
As a sculptor Sabatin writies that he is interested in the transformations that his art works undergo as they start off as functional objects and become, through the creative process, impractical or unusable. Fortunately for us his net stays true to its function of creating a tidy touring caravan. The caravan fits nicely with Sabatin's statement that,

'Travel and mobility are recurring motifs in my work. It is an exciting experience to, all of a sudden, wake up to a previously unknown life and live in a foreign surrounding with a different set of rules. There is even a chance that the traveller returns as a different person!'

Caravan detail of the net
We parked Sabatin's caravan in a flower bed in the City of London. The touring caravan conjures up memories of family holidays, many spent on the South coast of England. The caravan is also an important dwelling in it's own right for many people around the world such as Traveller and Gypsy communities as well itinerant workers.

Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.

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