Significant to Alexander Stalmann's installations is the non-permanent, transient character which is partly already inherent in the materials. Previously, Alexander used water surfaces to engage with 'mysterious' illumination, washing powder, carefully arranged draperies and text to guide the viewers reading of the work whilst avoiding precocious explanation. Trained as a painter, Alexander is very interested in composing the works to create an abstract landscape that gains autonomy while at the same time becomes involved with the specific characteristics of the surrounding space. For Collective, he showed a new work featuring both installation and drawings as a storyboard that also reflects our 'material word'.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2005 participants were Alberta Wittle, Neil Clements, Will Duke and Alexander Stalmann.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.