The Weaver

from by Olivia Louvel

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    “There is something unequivocally human in Louvel’s work, centred around the voice and its manipulations” (...) “Armed with an algorithmic chisel and mallet, Louvel repurposes writings by the late English sculptor Barbara Hepworth”(...) “SculptOr is a highly conceptual and meta-referential piece, a sort of meditation on artistic practices”
    ‘Olivia Louvel SculptOr [Hepworth Resounds]’, Antonio Poscic, The Quietus, 10 March 2020

    “Louvel grants Hepworth’s reflections and insights fresh embodiment. In the process her own assumptions and practices as a contemporary artist in other media come under self-reflexive scrutiny.”
    ‘Olivia Louvel, SculptOr [Hepworth Resounds], Raymond Cummings, The Wire, [print], March 2020, issue 433, p.63.

    ‘Stuart chats to digital sound artist Olivia Louvel about a new compelling sculpture-inspired work.’ Stuart Maconie, Freak Zone, BBC Radio 6, 02 February 2020,,

    "That is the latest from Olivia Louvel who I always find so engaging. Data Regina was her last release a couple of years back, that was a multimedia piece exploring the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I and it seems that the lives of strong women are her muse…This latest album 'SculptOr' uses the extensive writings of British Sculptor Barbara Hepworth as the basis for an almost tactile series of pieces"
    Verity Sharp, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3.

    Deluxe digipak CD, with artwork by Jesse Holborn.
    Front cover image by Olivia Louvel.
    Includes text by Barbara Hepworth

    Includes unlimited streaming of SculptOr via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"Textile designing is more than patterning. Colour and form go hand in hand – brown fields and green hills cannot be divorced from the earth’s shape – a square becomes a triangle, a triangle a circle, a circle an oval by the continuous curve of folding: and we return, always, to the essential human form – the human form in landscape." Barbara Hepworth

Zika Ascher commissioned both Hepworth and Nicholson to design a scarf in the series of silk Ascher Squares. Each artist was asked to write a short text for a book Ascher was planning on the squares (unrealised).

Text on Ascher scarf design, Landscape Sculpture, June 1947, manuscripts in ‘Writings and Conversations’, edited by Sophie Bowness, Tate Publishing, London, p.38.


from SculptOr, released February 7, 2020


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