Begüm Boré offers a new perspective on LFW AW14 through the work of artist Kathy Temin
I had examined London Collections:Men through Derek Jarman's experimental drama Wittgenstein. Derek Jarman is now passing the torch to the Australian artist Kathy Temin who loves the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein just as much:
"Kathy Temin's Duck–rabbit Problem, 1991 is based upon an image drawn from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical investigations 1953, later reproduced in EH Gombrich’s Art and illusion 1960. Temin’s sculpture physically embodies the question presented by this ambiguous image. Is it a duck? Is it a rabbit? In fact it is either, but can never be both simultaneously. The work playfully re-emphasises the integral links established by the ‘duck/rabbit’, between perception, cognition and seeing." National Gallery of Australia.
Is it Ducks or is it Daks? Torch in her hand, Kathy Temin is probably posing herself the question whilst ushering the collections to her works.
DAKS AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, BLACK GARDENS, 2013. SYNTHETIC FUR, WOOD, STEEL AND FILLING
SIMONE ROCHA AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, BLACK GARDENS, 2013. SYNTHETIC FUR, WOOD, STEEL AND FILLING
CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, MY MONUMENT:WHITE FOREST,OPTIMISM- GoMa I QAG , BRISBANE 2008
CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, AUDITIONS FOR A PAIR OF KOALAS, 2002
JONATHAN SAUNDERS AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, INDOOR MONUMENT, SOFT DIS-PLAY, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, MELBOURNE, 1995
EUDON CHOI AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, INTERIOR LANDSCAPE, 2000. GOTEBORG KONSTMUSEUM, SWEDEN
KATHY TEMIN, MY HOUSE, 2005, ACCA. SYNTHETIC FUR, FILLING, PERSPEX,FELT, POLYSTYRENE,FOAM CORE BOARD WOOD, PAINT, OTHER MATERIALS
HOUSE OF HOLLAND AW14 AND KATHY TEMIN, GREEN TREE, 2007. SYNTETIC FUR, FILLING, POLYSTYRENE