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Photograph: Julian Hughes

Heather and Ivan Morison: Empire of Dirt


Heather and Ivan Morison have regularly used puppetry within their work, most notably with the ambitious work Mr Clevver, a traveling sculptural artwork in the form of a puppet theatre, which toured small rural settlements in western and north-western Tasmania. In their commission for Radar they used a single puppeteer sat atop an umpire’s chair that was immersed almost completely in thick smoke. The puppeteer used new and old mud hand puppets to act out a story of love, lost through the slow atrophy of desire in a time of hardship and depression.

Heather and Ivan Morison ’s work is performance-based and site-specific, existing as one-off happenings or large-scale sculptural installations in the public realm. They are inspired and fascinated by the natural world and a variety of other activities, from gardening and kite flying, to tree fanaticism and science fiction. Incorporating these activities directly in their work, the artists make their own observations and discoveries, revealed in pieces that include flying sculptures, puppetry performances and architectural constructions. 

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