At Towner in Eastbourne until 22 September 2013. This is a collaborative project with painter Roxy Walsh.
More information about our concept can be found at Dependent Rational Animals.
For information on how to get to the exhibition, opening times etc. see Towner.
Materials used in the work: the central tower (4.5m x 5m x 5m) is a timber frame covered with leather fibre fabric which is usually used for book binding and is made in a similar way to paper as leather scraps are compressed and stuck together with a silicon glue; the igloo (2.5m x 4m x 4m if closed) is a timber framed nine sided dome with insulation and wool over the top. The sphere is highly pigmented ceramic power on canvas.
With Roxy Walsh. This is a collaboration between two artists and between painting and sculpture. We aim at much more than simply combining two artistic approaches in one space; the works in the show are interdependent. For example, sculptures in the exhibitions act as hosts for paintings, paintings slow the viewer down long enough to experience the interior of a scuplture and so on.
An evolution of I Like Berlin and Berlin Likes Me, constructed around a timber frame. The outside of the structure is covered with technical felt (synthetic and recycled). It is large enough to function as a compact living space.
This structure, with paintings hung inside it, is the starting point for the collberative project Dependent Rational Animalswith Roxy Walsh.
Materials: Timber, MDF, technical felt.
Dimensions: 250 x 520 x 390cm (2012)
The indeterminate herbivore rises, pauses, rises again and eventually falls in an endlessly repeating cycle. Sporadic interuptions in this task leave it suspended mid-air or slumped on the ground for extended periods.
Materials: loft insulation, refuse sacks, chain-driven, mechanism, timer.
Shown at the Royal Academy Schools Gallery in London in 2007.
Cast porcelain blocks are constructed into a makeshift bunker. Rather than repressing porcelain’s potential to crack and distort during firing, this is exploited to full effect to create the bulging, misshapen final object.