Printing the Museum

An exhibition of relief prints and stop motion animations by Claire Willberg made in response to objects at the Discover Bucks Museum.

Artist: Claire Willberg

Dates: 9 - 29 July 2022


Private view: Friday 8 July 2022, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

For three months in 2022 Claire undertook The Muir Trust Residency at the museum in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

The residency was an opportunity for Claire to spend time in a different environment and develop her own response to the extensive range of objects in the museum. By exploring the juxtapositions created by bringing unlikely objects together and by combining artifacts from different cultures she curated a series of different compositions to work from.

The objects in the prints use a shelving system to store the created shapes that are reminiscent of an archive or deep storage area, a place to deposit and document objects for safe keeping.

Alongside the prints, Claire created a series of stop motion animation films that repurposed the printing plates and the other paper cut-outs. These stop motions enabled the flat printing plates to become the moving images, interacting together to create an environment that is constantly on the move. Using both natural and artificial light to create another layer of movement these stop motions bring together humour and absurdity whilst exploiting the natural qualities of each object.

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