Sculpture & Installation
Tutors: Gerry Davies and Sarah Casey
My practice focuses on the use of abstracting the ‘experienced object’ within the current day, through human experience. The materials used in these works are determined through abstraction and dysfunction; through the initial action of decomposing, a thought or new action may emerge. The object is the initial commodity; it forms the idea in which a meaning is realised through the destruction or dismantling of the object.
‘Among the most important things the ready-mades did and does, is to bestow this legibility upon the commodity- to its eccentricities and vagaries- to the deep peculiarity of objects to the ways in which commodities trip us up or act as a trap, or precede us’
Marcel Duchamp. Page 193 Helen Molesworth, Part Object, Part Sculpture.
The main aim is to stretch the elements of the domestic object, in order to transform and challenge its initial human function. Such reactions are drawn to form one object simultaneously producing another function, which can be used to simulate a new form of utility or reduce it until there would be no function at all. The external body experience is utilised as a main trigger point of reaction and shapes the development of my practice.