Flux, 2017 (film 1:52secs)
Text for Flux, 2017:
My performative artistic practice, which includes sculpture, installation and moving image, explores the conceptual aesthetic of suspension. This is investigated through a play with gravity and, as well as the physical exploration, investigates the notion of creating a ‘suspension of disbelief’ in my audience.
Flux challenges the viewers’ perception, encouraging them to relinquish fact for fiction. During these ephemeral moments, physics makes way for trickery. The sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment, embraces a sense of escapism. The absurdity of the subject lends itself to the otherworldly, contained within the confines of the screen.
The male gaze encourages engagement from the audience, whilst an almost sadistic pressure consumes his body. However, the figure’s movement maintains fluidity as he drifts, increasingly faster, through our field of vision. It’s only until the end of the film, that the audience gets a glimpse of the reality behind the image.