Untitled and Unfinished…
Is the culmination of Joana Cifre Cerdà’s Master’s in Art by Research project:
“ The Weight of the Wait :
through a Fine Art practice “ .
In this project waiting has been explored through life, performance, video, installation,
sculpture , photography, drawing, printing and writing.
Untitled and Unfinished is both the unfinished written commentary and the final unfinished
artwork of this Master’s project.
In order to evolve it needs to remain… Unfinished
Nicholas Davey proposes that:
‘Everything that can be said about and artwork and its subject matter is incomplete. There
is always more to be said. Neither the theoretician nor the practitioner have definite rights
to closure over what an artwork has to say’*
By tearing, rearranging, sewing and suspending “The Weight of the Wait” Joana attempts
to give a sense of how she tries to find her own voice in writing and communicating
about waiting. She has been waiting for words and so in this instal.lation words remain
suspended, hovering, waiting to be clasped or glanced.
Aware that there is always more to say about what she presents you with today, the artist
waits, at times patiently, at times expectantly, at times anxiously for questions , for
answers , for words and for works that are yet not graspable.
* Davey, N. Cited in Nelson, R. (2013) Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances, London: Palgrave, 59.