Merging the abstract and the tangible this exhibition investigates the intimate relationship between the body and the object to examine the physicality of reduction. It seeks to demonstrate the agency of the object by manifesting its’ ability to anchor the self during times of crisis.
Informed by personal narratives it recalls the memory of my mother after a traumatic event. She is seated in an armchair, her body supported; in her hands a white tissue, which is turning repeatedly, between her fingers. Seeking comfort in the object she holds, her attention is drawn to the repetition of movement and her awareness of the surrounding space is reduced. The interaction between her body and the objects around her, creates a shift in perception, things don’t quite fit anymore. The chair seems bigger, her body seems reduced, the tissue, once insignificant, now salient.
Abstraction has appropriated logic. The residue of the self has merged with the structures of the object to become a singular entity in which form is altered and scale illogical. One, has now become, another.