⇧ 9 JANUARY – 31 JANUARY
⇩Molly Rose Stephenson
Conscious Systems has been created to reflect upon occultism in the twenty-first century, as well as to draw upon Timothy Morton’s ideology of ‘the new natural’- where humans and nonhumans can co-exist in harmony through transformation and rebirth. My aim was to create a habitat for these mutations and objects to exist within. These sculptures are a combination of whimsical, murky moulds of soap, tea candles, toxic kitsch materials and ceramics. I manipulate and assemble these anarch forms to allude to metamorphosis, seduction, violence and ruin. Burning, melting, oozing, thawing and leaking are some of the tactile procedures I engage within as re ections of mankind’s violence and brutality towards nature. My installations have tended to evoke conversations about faerie junkyards and the dichotomy of the organic and synthetic. Conversely, this has also lead me to want to investigate the obscurity of the occultist and supernatural in further depth, as opposed to merely the fantasy of folklore and growths.