Fragments

Edition of 5 books per title as part of upcoming exhibition (January 2012)

These books are part of sculptural works on this site. An ongoing piece of investigation into the clash between visual and tangible.

To read the books in full please click on pdf links

 
 
 
 

The Memory Object

Archival folder and label, catridge paper 1 image and 997 words

14.5cm  x 18.5cm x 104cm

2011


Extract:

'The house is a storage device, keeping safe the ideas and experiences of all that happens under the roof. The photograph has the equal ability to be an apparatus of recollection. Photographing these vacant spaces makes the seeming reminiscence even more banal as the photographic object is an abandoned space itself, a detached fragment, non-existent as anything real or even tangible.'


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Flatness and Form

Card, catridge paper, a turkish map fold 1 image and 1.082 words

28cm  x 21.3cm  Opened: 56cm x 35cm

2011


Extract:

'We know we cannot merely reduce spaces to geometric equations and expect to receive an outcome that tells of the fundamental nature of the room, or the sum of parts. In the same way that we cannot eliminate the ephemeral from a picture and only consider the mortar and bricks that demarcate the voids that we inhabit. Nor can we just speak of the surfaces, the temperature, the mood or the function of the space. Never do all these elements meet simultaneously. We encounter them, view them flattened in theory or reduced to surface. In still abstraction which cannot be bent, folded or forced back into being.'

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The Matter of space

Card, catridge paper, a label, 1 image and 1.070 words

14cm x 14 cm x 14cm

2011


Extract:

'Here we touch the depth, the round, the square, the solid shapes, the textures, smooth and rough, the flat image of the space now tangible and more real. But yet, you cannot touch the whole room at once, reach out and physically seize the walls in one clean swoop. So is it then the imagined sensory idea, the knowing of the solidity of those walls, the anticipation, so heightened that the touch, becomes obsolete as it is replaced by supposition. A world full of assumptions.'

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Perceptions of Space

Acetate, catridge paper, 1 image and 910 words

13cm x 16 cm x 75cm

2011


Extract:

'Have you ever tried to place the room you are in in another building, country or context? If so, does the space still look the same? Imagine for a moment that the place you are reading this in, is elsewhere. Override the memory of getting to this space, the presumed knowledge and legacy you think you have knowledge of, override it and see what it does to the image of the space. Release the space from its historic trace. Do away with the image you project upon it and see beyond the layers of associations and suggestive connections.'

 

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Suggestions of the real

cardboard, catridge paper, 1 image and 1.147 words

21.5cm x 26 cm x 20cm

2011

Extract:

'We find it easy to believe that the photograph deceives us as it is a technical image, made by a machine and are unreliable, but maybe so are our buildings, our eyes, our minds, our words, and our science; maybe we like to be fooled, perhaps we gather that somewhere within all the trickery we can discern the truth of it all. Perhaps it is not about the unearthing of illusions, but about the investigation into the notion of the attainability of truth.'

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