William Lamson, résidence de mai à juillet 2018
William Lamson was born in 1977, lives and works in Brooklyn.
William Lamson develops interdisciplinary projects, involving the use of everyday objects, building materials, or simple techniques in complex devices where natural elements such as water, air or mineral materials intervene.
During his stay at Atelier Calder, Lamson was able to work on several elements involving geology or architecture.
For example, he took 16 sylexes from the soil around Saché and created a series of abstract sculptures, moulded after some of the architectural elements of the workshop, or he worked on objects collected from a metal recuperator (broken engine parts, discarded objects, etc.). In addition to this, there is a sculpture made of blocks of salt, on which water flows, causing a phenomenon of dissolution.
Lamson's installations, which are half-scientific, half-organic or natural processes reproduced in accelerated form, take a sensitive and questioning look at nature and its phenomena. Borrowing methods and objects from the sciences, particularly geology, Lamson's installations question the relationship between human beings and their environment - natural, artificial and technological.