A Conversation Piece
Gent, Belgium 2021
Bristol, England 2023
This project was facilitated by CARABOO Projects as part of their Artists Mentorship programme.
Due to ongoing travel restrictions, I was unable to journey back to my hometown of Bristol where I had been offered a week long residency at a small scale exhibition space.
As someone preoccupied by the experiences of different spatial contexts, my inability to physically occupy the space inspired me to create a response work: a conversation between sites.
Influenced by nature and land art, I physically occupied a location that I felt to be the furthest from a white cube space and the connotations associated with it. Using several recorded phone calls as a starting point, I explored ways I could transpose an experience of the space into a forest in Belgium. I experimented with the different axis of 3D spaces, the patterns and angles of maps, architecture and natural environments, and also with different materials.
This spatial conversation will continue.
I will physically occupy the exhibition space in Bristol later this year where I will endeavour to reverse transpositions.
With thanks to CARABOO Projects, Phil Root and Rachael Clerke.