James L Hayes will discuss his current sculptural practice and outline some of the conceptual and theoretical supports that underpin some of his recent works. This will be particularly in relation to his ongoing research into casting technologies, mold-making practices, their relevant histories and new ‘modes’ of materiality that are continually referenced and highlighted in his art practice.
James L Hayes is contemporary artist based in Cork he has multi-disciplinary art practice, making sculptures, installations and film works as well as developing large scale commissions and public art projects. He is the principal Lecturer in Sculpture at Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT CCAD) in Cork.
Loquium is a new online lecture series looking at the materialised forms of sculptural practices and the knowledge they produce. We hope to delve into the differences in artistic material enquiry and its material possibilities. We look to develop a new vocabulary to engage in discourses around how these sculptural enquiries lead into unknowable territories and spaces of not knowing where often the artistic research is not separable from the art itself and how artists themselves bring new thinking into the world that is often beyond traditional academic understanding.