Impulsive motion of a circular thingamajig through a boundary layer, normal to itself, 2018
From solo show Flow, 2018 Deptford
(geodesic dome hubs, ply-wood, frosted Perspex, Perspex hinges, smoke machine & timer, UV lights)
Text about solo show 'Flow, 2018':
In psychology, flow, is known colloquially as being ‘in the zone’. It is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterised by complete absorption in what one does, resulting in a loss of space and time.
Using this immersive narrative, I've creates a futuristic theatre-type set which includes the medium of film, painting and performative sculpture to transport the audience away from reality and into a world of playful illusion. A bridge from science into sci-fi!
As well as the conceptual theme, flow also complements the physical objects around the space which all relate to air pressure. Smoke seeps out of a geodesic dome, invading the audience’s space and framed by the skylight above, before it disappears into the air. Two painted molecular glass works depict the patterns of disrupted airwaves, captured by mechanical engineering techniques - derived from ongoing conversations with Imperial College London's aeronautical engineering department. Whilst a man hovers rhythmically against extreme gravitational pulls.