Artist-In-Residence at KHMessen in Ålvik, Norway from February 1st to March 1st 2019.


https://www.khmessen.no/artists-in-2019/


Spent my time at KHMessen developing my ongoing research project into improvisation and its role in the formation and actuation of the social sphere. Having never had a studio before, I found myself making/arranging physical things in space for the first time.


The resulting research-practice drew heavily on Tim Ingold's anthropological work on lines and blobs (The Life of Lines and Being Alive) and Kathleen Stewart's vision of the ordinary/the everyday as "a shifting assemblage of practices”, formed of “relations, scenes, contingencies, emergences…things that happen" (Stewart, Ordinary Affects). Improvisation took a backseat as I focused on other component parts/processes of the everyday.


The final installation (tentatively titled subterranean rivers) developed upon my previous investigations into interweavving and interpenetration, but through more material, sculptural means. I attempted to adopt a synesthetic approach to the materials and objects used, running them into one another, connected by (and consisting of) lines.


More thoughts to follow.

subterranean rivers (2019)


Mixed-medium installation and performance.


(dog leads, keyhole, mirror, cotton thread, cotton, metal pole, nails, charcoal, graphite, milk, book, fishing twine)