During her residency, Patricia Domingues set out to explore some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Equipped with a theoretical framework and her jewellery / stone carving expertise, she approached the landscape in different ways trying to capture the essence of the rocks she encountered. With an overloaded suitcase she travelled back to her studio in Idar-Oberstein where she will use the moulds, 3D scans and impressions to develop her research through writing and visual work.
“Mull is an island of ancient stones; to me the material experience of stones in their place seems fundamental. In my research, landscape retains a strong spatial connection to man and the vivid perception of it and its representations is always a self-reconstructed image and a vehicle to translate different perceptions of immensity. Monumentality and intimacy are bodily experiences of the mountain and the stone we can hold in our hand, of immensity and detail. During the Knockvologan Studies artist-in-residency, my approach will be partially scientific, involving collecting impressions and data on the landscape and the materials present on the island. I will use material and virtual-based 2D and 3D scanning as a method of duplication and to gain knowledge, approaching mimicry not as a way to replicate the wonders of nature but as a vehicle of liberation and a way of finding new concepts.”
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