Lenka Clayton

UK
www.lenkaclayton.co.uk

Lenka Clayton is a UK born conceptual artist whose work exaggerates and reorganizes the accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd. In recent projects she has searched for and photographed the 613 people mentioned in a single edition of a German newspaper; collected, hand-numbered and redistributed 7,000 stones; filmed one person of each age from 1-100; and re-edited the 4,100 words of President Bush’s televised “Axis of Evil” speech into alphabetical order. She and writer Michael Crowe are currently writing a hand-written letter to every household in the world. Her son Otto was born in 2011.


Works


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Engagements

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed