A working wall. Presentation and a pristine setting is meticulous in my practice. The layout and surrounding of my objects is a main component to the work. So I’m itching to start my final instal for Degree Show.
I would like my space to be secluded, and clean. Everything must be clear and provide space for consideration. I’ve planned most of it but I think a lot will come down to playing with the room when I get access.
On the South facing wall I will have an assemblage of my collections and pieces. The ‘less standalone’ work as a work itself.
It will hold simplicity and clean lines, but also segments and the ability to explore this ‘working wall’. Staying in studio 606 for Degree Show, the room I’ve worked in all year, is significant to my sentimental concept. My reluctance to leave and take things out. This wall is going to capture that.
There will be a variety of intricate details that need to be scrutinised and spent time with, little pieces of text and specific hanging mechanisms.
Graham Fagen suggested I go see Massimo Bartolini’s current show at the Fruitmarket. I always love to visit galleries and see art, but I can’t remember a time I’ve felt more connected to and inspired by a collection I’ve seen in a show.
I would advise anyone interested in contemporary art, particularly object art, visit the Fruitmarket. A particular moment for me was when watching the video dialogue with the artist. He makes a statement addressing that there is no difference between ‘doing something and finding something’.
I love that he says this so confidently. It is a question that often comes up when working in the form of object art… ‘What did you make?’ I made it all. I may not have physically constructed a portion of the items I use, but I’ve made them into artworks.