General Life flows from the creative practice of Ivan Morison and Heather Peak Morison, capturing instrumental moments in their artistic process and shaping them into products to be shared.
The current collection is inspired by, amongst other things: the dirty sports sock like presence of a dead whale on a beach in Dorset; the fundamentals of daily rural life; the very modern contradictions and excesses of the Georgians; German hospitality expressed through the boiled sausage; Gaudi’s brave and joyful juxtaposition of materials and forms; the itinerancy of modern life; the sensuality of the sculpted male body; the building of a colourful beach house in Cambodia; the growing sense of impending catastrophe; the geometry of the cone and the cylinder; Omega Workshops challenge to the position of the artist in the early 20th century; repetition, process and mastery; the fold and the pleat; the comedy of failure; the idea of escape.
General Life is produced by Studio Morison.
Studio Morison founders Ivan Morison and Heather Peak Morison have worked together as an artist duo since 2003, establishing a significant collaborative practice that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre.
They have produced major works for many British institutions, including Tate Modern; exhibited widely across Europe, North America and Australasia; and represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennial. Their work is held in many collections around the world.