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Rachel Mortlock


Discipline(s): Artist, Museum Technician and Co-founder of Yum Yum Collective
Bio: Rachel Mortlock is a London-based Artist, Museum Technician and Co-founder of Yum Yum Collective. Her work explores space and environments focusing on architectural components and furniture, compiling DIY materials juxtaposed with drawings and models. Through the creation of dysfunctional objects that emanate familiarity she constructs systems eluding functional processes instead centralizing on the interaction between the materials themselves.
Project title: Too Much Pressure
Project Description: Too Much Pressure is an investigation into the unseen support systems that provide function to architecture, enabling an approach of discovery as various elements within the model become apparent. The render is a speculative sculptural installation in which she imagines the following scenario based on the unstable rivets on some 1960’s fire extinguishers: A concrete cone lies wasted on the floor amidst a disarray of fallen tiled walls and exposed timber studwork. The offensive rivets are nowhere to be seen, having failed to withstand the pressure. The detonation uncovered a landscape of pre-cast concrete components isolated from a variety of drainage systems.

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