Melbourne, VIC, Australia
m0wson&MOwson (lynn mowson and Bruce Mowson) collaborate on sculpture and sound/light projects focusing on human/non-human animal interactions.
lynn mowson is a sculptor whose practice is driven by the entangled relationships between human and non-human animals, in particular those animals we consume. Her sculptural research has been included in exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has been featured in publications including Animaladies, Bloomsbury Press, 2018, The Animal Studies Journal, 2018, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, 2018 and The Art of the Animal, 2015.
Bruce Mowson works with sound and listening, with adventures into light, installation/sculpture, text and participatory art. He aims to make art that is broadly accessible and has in recent years been involved with the community sector. He is a founder of Liquid Architecture, holds a PhD in art, has taught art and design and has had the privilege of sharing work around Australia and occasionally overseas.
This installation of dismembered octopus tentacles explores motherhood and the reproductive manipulation and control of non-human life forms.
This work asks us to consider the impact of intensive agricultural systems including their association with the emergence and amplification of disease.
Experimenta Life Forms ⟶ Studio Insight: m0wson&MOwson
m0wson&MOwson’s work ‘feeler’ is a breathtaking installation of dismembered octopus tentacles exploring motherhood and reproductive manipulation and control of non-human life forms. Here, lynn mowson shares her and Bruce Mowson’s careful process of constructing the work and its relationship to octopuses. “Each limb is hand cast, a laborious process of gradually layering 7-8 coats of latex […]