‘seventeen items of a possible one hundred and fifty six’
It has been said the way objects outlive their owners reminds us of our own mortality.
Maybe this is so.
The subjective nature of constructions within the mind suggests that there can be no truths with regard to memory.
Does this make every event I recall a fiction?
I am interested in found items; in objects that have lived. Through the utilisation of such items I address temporality, their place as signifiers and the nature of subjectivity. My work focuses on presences that are absent.
Through interactions with objects in ‘seventeen items of a possible one hundred and fifty six’ I hope to present a threshold (and the space necessary) for the viewer to generate their own possibilities; from a personal reservoir of mind debris.
The honesty of the objects is important to me; how they inhabit a space, the connections between them and my actions which galvanise them are at the centre of my practice.
I use my collection of orphaned items as the means to review instinctive choices. Gathering and working in this manner serves as a catalyst for my personal understanding and directs my practice to one led by interaction and discovery.