Live the problem: art and other things
This project brings into question both the way we approach objects, images and spaces in an art context and in our everyday environment. Rather than solve the issues raised, it chooses to embody them. I draw directly from the information I visually consume and act as a filter; firstly through collecting, collating, then through making. I produce both objects that resemble art and objects that resemble commodities (that have the potential to exist outside of the field of art). The collective body of work exists as an installation where individual objects do not summarise the whole. Objects have both external referential relationships as well as strategically developed relationships to each other within the installation. The installation presents itself as a cluster of objects that point to where they came from, to each other, and to where they might head next. I aim to loosen up art seeing and focus life seeing: to restore faith in immediate response to artwork as well as encourage a deeper attention to our everyday environment.