Anti-Sculptures 2011 - 2012
Anti-Sculpture’ is an approach to making rather than a title for this body of work. It is a search for alternative methods to build structure, opposing some traditional techniques that reduce or solidify materials to produce permanent structures. The focus is moved from material to the process of inflation as it creates performing, temporary form.
During the course of ascension and descension these fabric envelopes remain unpredictable in identity, evading consistency even when flat. As they investigate the possibility of volume, the semi-permanence of these objects is highlighted in the before, the during and the after.
Based upon my degree show, I was awarded the 6th Annual Solo Exhibition Award by Manchester Craft And Design Centre. The resulting exhibition showed an exciting recomposition of the work alongside examples of developing new work that continues to display process as a final object. The images above also show the work at Victoria Baths, Manchester as part of Handmade, an exhibition bringing together technology and craft for Future Everything Festival 2012.
Video by the wonderful Ed Baptist