The Lament of the Accolade Tree

Dan Shipsides, Beggs Neal

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

A commissioned exhibition of new research consisting of audio-sculpture, sculptural installation, print, vinyl record and interactive electronic audio. Alongside the exhibition was a performance, artist-talk conference, commissioned vinyl audio work and live piano performance of that audio work.
The exhibition centres around the ‘tree’ as a motif, stemming from the idea that the high terrain treeline broadly marks a shift in territory from habitable to non-habitable.
The idea that ‘we live beneath the trees' becomes a poetic sensibility echoed biblical, folksong and modern idylls of the glade e.g. Adam and Eve (Genesis), the Soldier and the Lady (18th Century folk song), and Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Manet, 1863). The Accolade Tree, as a research motif that SBP develop, originates from a hybrid exploration of sources; no-mans-land WW1 observation point constructed trees, Shamanistic masks, Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms (1918), David Bowie enigmatic hand gesture (1972), the tree in emerging modern landscape painting (esp. Pissarro, Cezanne and Mondrian) and many other popular or folk culture regarding anthropomorphic or special trees e.g. The Singing Ringing Tree (1957) and The Lonesome Pine (1912). These are all themes explored in The Anarchy Tree artist-talk conference.
The Accolade Tree sculptural work acts as the centre point for the installation. At approx. 3m high and 3m wide and deep, the Accolade Tree is designed as an acoustic device, built in 4quarter sections using the construction materials and techniques of an acoustic guitar, the tree amplifies any vibration brought to it. The motif is also graphically developed as a series of screen prints. The long standing SBP use of the term “Still Not Out of The Woods” is further expanded as a sculptural installation with each letter acting as a cajon instrument. Other relevant motifs are also developed such as the Wolf (Nottanum 2017) and the Twisted Wire.
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2018

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Accolades
Lament
Motifs
Acoustics
Folk Song
Camille Pissarro
Piet Mondrian
Poetics
The Anarchy
Edouard Manet
Soldiers
Paul Cézanne
Artist
World War I
Folk Culture
Piano Performance
Idyll
Mask
Folksong
Guitar

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Shipsides, D. (Author), & Neal, B. (Author). (2018). The Lament of the Accolade Tree. Exhibition
Shipsides, Dan (Author) ; Neal, Beggs (Author). / The Lament of the Accolade Tree. [Exhibition].
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