Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission

We are delighted to present Flimsy Signals a permanent installation made for Cornerblock by artist and Grand Union studio holder, Joanne Masding.

Comprising of translucent fabric panels draped across sculpted copper hooks, the work borrows movements of the buildings inhabitants and flows around the architecture of the space. Images of textured hands shift across lightweight animation frames creating gestures that unfold across the walls. These moving hands act out basic forms of non-verbal exchange and ambiguous communication.

The work has three versions of printed panels – a variety of seasons presenting different movements, surfaces and tones – that will be installed on rotation. Flimsy Signals joins the community of Cornerblock inhabitants, using and moving through the building alongside them.

In collaboration with Grand Union, Joanne was commissioned by Bruntwood as part of their ongoing support for artists from the region and we hope this support will develop into new opportunities for artists in the future.

Joanne Masding is an artist working in Birmingham. Recent exhibitions include: In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2017-18; Plaster Ghost Finger Cast, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2017 (solo); image music text, IMT Gallery, London, 2016; stuffs wander off, a shape steps in, Two Queens, Leicester, 2016 (solo). Joanne has been artist in residence at 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland and with Research and Cultural Collections at University of Birmingham.

We are delighted to present Flimsy Signals a permanent installation made for Cornerblock by artist and Grand Union studio holder, Joanne Masding.

Comprising of translucent fabric panels draped across sculpted copper hooks, the work borrows movements of the buildings inhabitants and flows around the architecture of the space. Images of textured hands shift across lightweight animation frames creating gestures that unfold across the walls. These moving hands act out basic forms of non-verbal exchange and ambiguous communication.

The work has three versions of printed panels – a variety of seasons presenting different movements, surfaces and tones – that will be installed on rotation. Flimsy Signals joins the community of Cornerblock inhabitants, using and moving through the building alongside them.

In collaboration with Grand Union, Joanne was commissioned by Bruntwood as part of their ongoing support for artists from the region and we hope this support will develop into new opportunities for artists in the future.

Joanne Masding is an artist working in Birmingham. Recent exhibitions include: In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2017-18; Plaster Ghost Finger Cast, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2017 (solo); image music text, IMT Gallery, London, 2016; stuffs wander off, a shape steps in, Two Queens, Leicester, 2016 (solo). Joanne has been artist in residence at 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland and with Research and Cultural Collections at University of Birmingham.

Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission
Joanne Masding: Bruntwood Cornerblock Commission