I & R16 Myths & Facts13 (story) Loading...12 Fayen d'Evie12 Video11 Text10 Crisis10 Reproductions9 Sound8 Improvements8 Favourable Conditions7 Poetry7 Photography7 Listening7 Memory7 Environment6 Sculpture6 Performing the Archive6 Points of Connection6 a border can have no boundaries6 Painting5 Installation5 Casual-Paradise5 Sincerely Yours5 to listen, not to preserve5 Fandom5 Archives4 Language4 writing4 Artist Walks3 Augury – The diary of birds3 Pandemic3 Record3 Performance3 Labour3 WS × Social Studio2 Precarity2 Gentrification2 Textile2 music2 Community2 read2 fiction2 Essay2 interview2 Paradise2 listen2 vampires1 spoken word1 dust1 Angna Mein1 The Region1 exhibition1 Anna Dunnill | Processing Plant1 Translation1 movement1 documentation1 Sex1 scores1 Productivity1 Politics1 Improvisation1 augury1 interpretation1 choreography1 Description1
Resus

Isadora Vaughan’s work proceeds from a consideration of materials, their limits, and their ethics. Recently, she has been looking to sustainable materials that are able to be broken down or composted after their “shelf-life” as art works is over. For example, she has looked into the industrial uses of fungi in building materials. These interests extend into Vaughan’s own research and material processes, investing in permaculture models of farming for the production of her art materials. In doing so, part of her intention is to recuperate her own overproduction into a self-sustaining system.

With Resus, Vaughan exhibits vessels produced from various materials—glass, repurposed buckets, moulded plastic—representing organs and processes of the body. These contain SCOBY, the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that forms as a thick membrane in fermentation processes that, if divided, will reproduce under the right conditions. Typical of the processes from growth to digestion to decomposition that Vaughan engages in, this work also exhibits a stage in the production of Vaughan’s materials. These sculptures require caring for and feeding, and will naturally reproduce under the right conditions.

Resus
Resus
Resus

Isadora Vaughan is a Melbourne based artist working in sculpture. Her practice unpacks and experiments with material as geological, temporal, associative and emotional. Her works manifest out of a chaotic exploratory process into basic states of matter and a desire to personalise, dislocate, and disrupt traditional material hierarchies.  

She has had solo exhibitions at West Space, TCB, The Honeymoon Suite and Station Gallery. She has worked collaboratively to produce exhibitions and participated in group shows locally and internationally, attending residencies in Australia, New Zealand, America and Sweden. 

Isadora Vaughan is represented by STATION, Melbourne.