The journey of the backpack is an inquiry of function, especially when an object reaches the inability to fulfill what it was intended for.
Through the exploration the backpack was filled with 8kg of concrete, then traveled by plane to homes in Austria and Scotland. It found ways to communicate and interact with strangers through letters and a CV. Finally it was made immobile through an additional 30kg of concrete and locked up in the Art School during a global pandemic with its next move pending and unpredictable.
The Marionette Structure, 2020, steel, spray paint, various objects, 220 x 220 x 220 cm
The Marionette Structure is a performance apparatus which I made inspired by the traditional marionette. However instead of having a puppet and a puppeteer the structure blurs the lines of who or what is in control of the movement. The objects from my everyday are attached to my limbs and so as I move they move and as they move I move and as I move they move and then we move together exploring different spaces and ways of moving.
Video, 2019, 00:09:37, Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fiNmG1Zlf8&list=UUcjNcs6T-Xnse8XZ4D16OgA&index=13
Who moves who is a layered video work consisting of the documented unwinding (11 min) and rewinding (42 min) of a ball of yarn with and onto my body.
It is an exploration of how everyday objects are tangled up in influencing our every move and so heavily inform our physical vocabulary. By confronting our physical qualities witch each other we enter into everlasting dialogue of movement.
Umbrella dancing, 2019, Video, 00:02:30, Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYMpl3Ii7Rs
Umbrella dancing is a documented spontaneous choreography constituted through a series of actions and reactions between myself and the umbrella.
Informed by Object Oriented Philosophies this work is an exploration of mutually constituted movement. Through the visible connection of the string I aim to create a space to understand how my movement shapes the movement of objects and how they shape my movement in return.
Ganzer Fisch is the outcome of a week long Art Symposium in Ganzer, Germany under the theme “Glücklich unterwegs und frei” (Happily on our way and free). Reflecting on the idea of returning to familiar places through encountering the foreign this has become a collaborative performance in which I have become a fish in the German fields. In 75 handwritten letters which I delivered to every single household in the village I asked for their help. Explaining my temporary immobility I asked them to help me move around through carrying the glass fish to a different location on the field it was exhibited on for 3 months. Through their collaboration the fish got to wander and slowly finds its place.
Metal, coloured thread on bobbins, 100 x 100 x 300cm, 2017
Initially drawing on a study of similarities in dreaming within my family this piece explores the perception of chance in our conscious and unconscious states of being. The man hole cover plays on the surreality of dreamworlds by introducing an imaginary location. The performative element embraces chance since the bobbins are dropped through the cover at random and left in whichever way they come to halt. Their movement continues through accidental or deliberate interaction with the audience.
Salt on Perspex, wood, LED lights, 90 x 70 x 70 cm, 2017
Personal universe is an immersive installation. The complete darkness and silence create an atmosphere of alienation, inviting the viewer to loose themselves in space and time.
The title Personal Universe is playing on both the resemblance of the crystals to microorganisms as well as to galactic structures. Thus forming a liminal space between imagined perceptions of micro and macro worlds.
Through a self-reflexive study of motion I brought these two three dimensional structures to life. Suspended in mid air, they encounter the audience at the height of my head and react to the air-movement of their passing by spinning around their own axis. Never still, they keep on encountering each other in all possible different constellations.
In Bruises I explored the relationship I developed to the physical traces of a hiking accident in the Austrian alps. Through close material and performance based study I aimed to examine the bruises temporality and the transformation of the accompanying memory over time and through retelling and reliving it from a distance.