RMM: Ryan said to ask you a question about the difference between making objects and ideas, but I can't remember what it was?
LC: Ermâ¦ The two things are entirely the same for me. The kind of art I like and aspire to make ought not to be just thinking made concrete. The material of that work ought to be thought itself, if you know what I mean? It's not like that at the moment, which is annoying me.
RMM: What is it instead then?
LC: It's too much thinking and not enough making. The 'special magic' thing of art for me has been moving stuff around in the world and objects as ways of understanding the world. Since I don't think of art thinking as particularly different to my everyday thinking, I don't know if I would be sustaining my practice if I just did the thinking.
RMM: How do you feel that your first show at Associates went?
LC: I was really pleased. It wasn't perfect. A lot of the pleasure
I got from it was that it wasn't a performance, but was object-based.
RMM: And what were the things you think failed in the first one?
LC: I can't tell you all of my flaws Rebecca.
RMM: That's like taking off your superpower cape and you're just
a woman after all.
(From an interview between Lucy Clout & Rebecca May Marston)
Lucy Clout was born in Leeds in 1980. She gained a BA (Hons) from Goldsmiths College in 2004. Since graduation she completed a residency at Cove Park, Scotland (2004), a commission for Beacon, Lincolnshire (2006), a group show at Tou Gallery, Stavanger, Norway (2006), and a 1-day solo show at Associates as part of Temporary Measures (2007).