The Psychic Lives of Rhythmic Objects
A series of works investigating the vibrant materiality of percussive objects
Installation view of Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(a): Untitled (self portrait)
From 'The Psychic Lives of Rhythmic Objects' series
In a global city, a certain amount of compartmentalisation may be necessary for survival. Scattered members of the precariat and the financially unstable, including artists, are on the perpetual freelance hustle. What is the psychological impact of these divisions, of internal/external dichotomies of community vs. the individual? Which mechanisms can be employed to cope with stretched mental and fiscal resources and with psychic categorisation and sub-categorisation, both offline and on? How to work with, to manage, our multiple selves? Categorisation, repetition, ordered thoughts, disordered thoughts. Concepts rattle around heads: practice, then repeat.
The work is a mobile sculpture (and accompanying smaller sculpture) with sonic components. It is designed to be intermittently wheeled to different positions within the exhibition space.
BBBB (Bouncy Ball Balloon Bucket)
BBBB (Bouncy Ball Balloon Bucket) is a sound sculpture that may be placed near a wall or in a corner of the exhibition space. From deep in the recesses of the pink bucket a little voice, that of a small child in the process of learning to speak, is intermittently audible, pushing through the rubber and latex, practicing and repeating the same phrase over and over: "yellow balloon, yellow balloon!