Thursday, April 3, 2008

studio roadside and 'hcfe'

Hot Cold Full Empty, do you watch all your gauges?

There is something dynamic and random in the results of motor accidents, something captured in a moment of time. Referred first hand as a finger of god experience often.

This work is a car, an everyday object that speaks volumes about the random, unpredictable and relatively consequential nature of everyday life. We use vehicles everyday, embark on journeys that we may consider insignificant, but which exponentially increase the possibility of enormous change. This work is a snapshot of the accumulation of life, a statement about the ecological outcome of everyday activity, and the ways it becomes invisible to us.

Much of my work is born from pop culture experience, interest in the possibilities associated with multiverse theory, concentrating on possible evolutionary divergence, and how this relates to our specific time space continuum.

My work often concentrates on things that did not happen. The time lines that changed and continue to change. Particularly I try to give some meaning on an ecological level, to care for your timeline, to know its there, to know it can change, that it is always in a state of flux.

The object directly links and gives the viewer insight into the nature of my preferred medium, recycled steel. These unfortunate creations of consequence are often the starting point for me, allowing an aspect of rebirth for object presented, a potential insight into previous works and their beginnings.

HCFE draws upon the tradition of found objects. The various timelines we travel upon and experiences we accumulate come to make up our sense of the world. Then the viewer is asked to question the nature of reality as art…… perception merely dictated by our subjective experience? Is it art?
I aim to raise questions about our notions of ‘safety’ and ‘progress’. The car becomes an ironic intersection of the two, representing not only the many individual trajectories we take, but the wider journey of the global community, a densely layered image of freedom and enclosure, safety and risk, progress and regression,
Is the vehicle out of control?

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