Bettina Buck


Bettina Buck’s second exhibition at Rokeby and her first at the Hatton Wall gallery.

What do you hear?     Water.
What sound is this water? Water.
(after Benjamin Péret)

Buck continues to be interested in the inherent instability of material, to search for what in her words create “a tremor, a noise, a mood, a situation, a conversation with its surroundings, with the viewer”.

Recent work includes an unstable room-divider made of tiled fabric / a bronze Swelling, from an ongoing series of 12, each one produced using a single carton of expanding-foam prior to being contained in bronze / a hand missing some fingers / a short film featuring Buck carrying a large block of foam through a rural landscape / a settee wrapped in bandages, linen and plastic by Buck’s mother – under instruction from Buck / some oversized tennis balls housed in 3-sided tiled boxes / etc…

Bettina Buck (born 1974, Cologne) lives and works in London. This is Buck’s first exhibition since her presentation at Art |41| Statements earlier this year.


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