23 October – 9 November, 2013
Wading slowly through the corridor an enmeshment of paintings and structures is encountered. A wooden framework mimicking the walls is present, harbouring abstracted forms, faces and bodies. Glimpses or fragments of an individual’s memory appear to be on display, the space becoming a model that draws together the poignant and forgotten moments of a person and in doing so detailing the makeup of their sense of identity.
Housed within a passageway, the architectural space becomes an encasing for which this installation both stems and separates from, becoming metaphorical of the bodies encasement of the mind, though also of the fluid symbiotic nature of the relationship between the external and internal.
Philosopher Martin Heidegger noted ‘self’ as being obscured by layers of discourse. Though he also suggested that by being aware of these inbuilt systems carved by society, we may be able to influence our behaviour and the things we do so as to make them more our own and thus closer to our true being. Reflecting these notions, this work aims to engage the observer to recognise how moulded we are by our environments, be it by our friends and family, society at large, international media or the overwhelming entity that is the internet.