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

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(a): Untitled (self portrait) Percussive reassembled filing cabinet on wheels Materials: reassembled metal filing cabinet on wheels, acrylic spraypaint, plastic drop sheet, percussion egg shakers, drum sticks, silicone vibrator, AAA batteries, almond oval sweets, pencil drawings, pencil on deck of index cards, textured foam

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf
Part 1(a):
Untitled (self portrait)
Percussive reassembled filing cabinet on wheels

Materials: reassembled metal filing cabinet on wheels, acrylic spraypaint, plastic drop sheet, percussion egg shakers, drum sticks, silicone vibrator, AAA batteries, almond oval sweets, pencil drawings, pencil on deck of index cards, textured foam

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.

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(a): Untitled (self portrait) floor sculpture detail

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf
Part 1(a):
Untitled (self portrait)

floor sculpture detail

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(a): Untitled (self portrait) detailed view

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf
Part 1(a):
Untitled (self portrait)
detailed view

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(a): Untitled (self portrait) overhead view detail  

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf
Part 1(a):
Untitled (self portrait)

overhead view detail

 

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(b): 3 Way Split / Sunset Strip 3 x acrylic painted panels, nails, sticky tape imprint Installation view

Compartmentalising the S(h)elf Part 1(b): 3 Way Split / Sunset Strip

3 x acrylic painted panels, nails, sticky tape imprint

Installation view

 

BBBB (Bouncy Ball Balloon Bucket)

sonic sculpture

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!

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Materials: plastic bucket with metal handle, latex balloons, egg shaped rubber bouncy ball, sound (hidden mp3 player, looped, hidden mini speaker)

Materials: plastic bucket with metal handle, latex balloons, egg shaped rubber bouncy ball, sound (hidden mp3 player, looped, hidden mini speaker)