Public Preview Friday 15 May 2015
16 May - 11 July 2015, 6-8pm
86 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham B9 4AR
+44 (0)121 771 1778
I was taken, personally by how Samara's statement reads, in part about 'the consumer experience from the touch to mastication to assimilate & finally dispersal'.
Its clear that the artist has thought about the space as it responds to corners and colours that are apparent in the room and what isn't in the the text, which i like that it isn't (tho wonder why its not), is that the consumer world outside appears melted within the room, the muted colours on the windows all match the colour of the liquids and metals that have been put in the dug out holes.
Part of my own work last week took a turn when thinking of something Grayson Perry said which was 'People act like mirrors, being in a community, observing and discussing difference and similarities, this reflection help us build up a sense of being."
i remembered this when considering creating a really really gorgeous pistachio (Chartreuse) green table, a place one would want to sit and relax no matter of the surroundings, i thought about an unfinished project of mine and the bendy plastic i used.
The table is for the 3d Sound recordings of discussions (about community centre/ environments/ and the art work itself in the room ).
seats and a table would be practical but it would also be good to think about the visitors and allow them to become part of the work.
this leads me to consider and argue and deconstruct things and look at other cultures beliefs - perhaps looking at the 'non self from
Budisum - thinking about change and constantly things being renewed can bring a loss of identity - its something think about further. A question perhaps for one of my recorded meals. How do does community, being part of a group and a 'place' prove to be a negative ? when considering how people reflect who they are by being around others and when loss of self comes from experience and teaches us about the world.
Samara's work above is reflective - so this is something to think about as it does the opposite of what i wish to create in general due to the place its exhibited in (making it industrial) and my own personal experience and silence with the work. The work was silent.
In creating and designing new works I've starting to look at reapplying to AA2A and have access to university equipment.
Chartreuse is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.