Time to end thepinkinvestigator blogg. It has been chugging very slowly for some time even though the work and goings on have continued. It served its purpose for a time and although The Pink Investigator is still very present, developments and links can now be found here:
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Very happy to be contributing again to The Laboratory Arts Collective's biannual magazine. The latest edition is themed, HUE. "Pink in an Emergency (Funny Weather)" emerged having read Oliver Laing's "Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency" only a few weeks after Covid-19 enforced the shut down on the East Coast. Laing's collection of essays are a cry to action, to hope and possibility, amidst a magnitude of global emergencies. Not only is the writing a a vital and needed call to the power of creativity during times of crises but the cover is almost a perfect sugared almond pink. On reading the book I counted 32 sentences that included the word pink. I gathered them all to create a new narrative, which pays homage to an inspiring book and to the power of pink-ness.
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
|"Willow's Web" by STRUMPET & PINK, 2019|
Image courtesy of RISD Museum
|"Willow's Web" by STRUMPET & PINK, 2019. Detail with seed pearl|
Image courtesy of RISD Museum
Sunday, 20 January 2019
The variety of intimate garments have been 'found in the Collection' and are either too damaged, marked or simply not special enough to warrant being preserved behind glass. Yet, despite the fact that these pieces were never accessioned, neither are they of so little significance that they can be thrown away. The pieces, therefore, remain in a state of limbo, their presence and potential stifled in a box. The performance addresses this sense of invisibility and worthlessness, and through stitching these 'strays' together, the pieces are tended and framed in a new light, and the feminine 'inventory' acquires an enlivened narrative.
More details can be found here.
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Sunday, 11 November 2018
|Manual 11 - Repair|
From my perspective, the three raspberry-pink stripes provided an enticing opener to ponder about Kate Kittredge and her carefully darned stockings.
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- Lisa Z. Morgan alias The Pink Investigator a.k.a Pink
- Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.