Sample 1, 2017, carpet, linoleum, rubber, foam, illusion film, 32 x 44.5 cm framed
Sample 2, 2017, carpet, linoleum, rubber, foam, illusion film, 32 x 44.5 cm framed
Sample 3, 2017, carpet, linoleum, rubber, foam, illusion film, 32 x 44.5 cm framed
It’s Not Full Until its Overflowing, 2017, vacuum packing, plush blanket, plastic rose, dimensions variable
Velvet Lounge, 2017, cinder blocks, LED light, audio - music by Bensound, sound design by Sean Duarte, dimensions variable
I know I Came into This Room for a Reason, 2017, grey ottoman, glass orb, dimensions variable
'Orbit' is concerned with the connection between urban spaces, objects and materials and social and emotional behaviour. Many surfaces and spaces we navigate in an urban context fulfil strategic goals that value macro infrastructure over micro engagement, yet these spaces inevitably play a tacit role in shaping culture and morale on a personal level. In 'Orbit' the works presented use the coded spatial language of areas such as lobbies or lounges, their streamlined facades and familiar exteriors, to explore their ability to act as an undertow into pre-ordained systems of entanglement in contained networks. Ultimately the works probe the reclamation of these spaces, and the ways in which we might expose their inanimateness and impose intimacy back into them.
In Orbit, industrial surfaces and domestic coverings are theatrically subverted in a way that exposes their emotional resonances and superficial functionalities. The assemblages ruminate on the sociological agency imbued in ubiquitous furnishings, and their veneers are re-thought as symbols of both construction and isolation, facade and void.