Research Students 2016

Gabrielle Kruger

Growing Things: Repetitive Labour in Process-Based Production

The focus of my research is the concepts of repetition, accumulation and growth. Repetitive patterns are prevalent in all spheres of art-production, be it a repetitive mark on a piece of paper, or the repetitive act in the labour of producing an art object. I aim to examine the significance of repetition as a crucial element in the creation and interpretation of contemporary art and in my own art-practice.

The trajectory of growing-processes forms another key component of my research project. I aim to research the ideas surrounding growth and process by working with live plants and/ or process-based materials. Growth is typically associated with plant-matter and is an ongoing and natural process. The concept of accumulation will be used as a means to link these two terrains, and develop a coherent theoretical framework.