In ‘Fill’, I explore the fragility of the balance either in personal or in political aspect and the notions of stability, entrenched position and risks.
Audio visual projection on engraved plaster wall.
A moving image of a hand is detaching a piece of the physical wall that it is projected on, unifying screen time and real time. The fragment is transferred across the wall and then dropped.
The subtle movement of the disembodied hand represents a journey. The compulsive repetition and magnification of this small action of destroying and making creates a parallel to the artistic process.
In the work ‘Passage’ I am interested in the symbolical aspect of movement as action.
The hand is making a small action. However, a small action can trigger a bigger change.
In situ installation
Bricks from destroyed buildings in London, archival paper, inject paper, polycotton fabric.
Through my work ‘falling apart’ I am interested in investigating the metaphoric relationship between body and buildings through the notions/act of defragmentation and integrity.
We pass our lives in structures made for us to build our experiences which in turn change these spaces. Buildings are the places which contribute in creating the memories and experiences that define our identity through time.
G. Bashelard in “The poetics of space” notes:
‘At times we think we know ourselves in time, when all we know is a sequence of fixations in the spaces of the being’s stability-a being who does not want to melt away, and who, even in the past, when he sets out in search of things past, wants time to ‘’suspend’’ its flight. In its countless alveoli space contains compressed time. That is what space is for.’
(The poetics of space. Bachelard. G.)
Respectively, our bodies are the structures we constantly inhabit. Through our bodies we perceive the world. Time wears it off and matures it. Our bodies, carry our memories, hold and mold our perspectives through our experiences.
From a phenomenological standpoint our skin is interpreted as an “element”, a “surface” that separates our internal and external world. It has the ability to connect the external to the internal. Similarly the walls of a building become a skin that separates the private from the public. They become what protects, hides and defines the relationship between the internal and the external.
What I find intriguing in the symbolism of the deconstruction of the body and the building components of a structure is the moment, which the fragments become autonomous.
The moment when the destruction becomes the beginning of something new.
Scrolling on sandpaper
Audio - visual projection on coarse sandpaper.
The work 'scrolling on sandpaper' is a compilation of YouTube videos, projected on sandpaper. In our social media, we daily consume from the most innocent funny or cute clips to the most violent, scary and important matters. The transition from one subject (video) to another can be instant and without warning. Content carrying different levels of significance is flattened through the motion of scrolling. This makes me wonder to which extent we've become passive viewers. How vulnerable does this way of content consumption makes us? Scrolling is so effortless, yet it can scar us, get us hooked or simply leave us indifferent. The sandpaper connects the abrasiveness of the video content to the screen. By extension it becomes a metaphor for our "friction" during our daily consumption of social media and our potential "injury".