A link to an interview I did with David Rushton at Summerhall. A bit of insight into my thinking and my contribution to the Metamorphosis exhibition.
During my time in Japan I noticed that a lot of rock faces and hills were coated in concrete which in turn had a grid of concrete laid on top.
What I was interested in was the this sort of battle between the two elements, how these two things would sit dormant and one day would be thrust into action and try to alter the others disposition. It was these two forces that intrigued me, how they would come into conflict and the results of that.
This project was heavily influenced by this thinking, setting the parameters for the experiment I am aware that I have no control over the outcome.
A peak at the work prior to the performance, if you’d like to see the result it’ll be on show in the Meadows Gallery in Summerhall until 19th May!!!
The final form removed from the mold and sitting in position ready for the performance.
The pour is done and now curing overnight.
The MDF shuttering is all ready for pouring tomorrow. Plenty of Concrete at the rear of the frame.
Installing the structure in the Meadows Gallery in Summerhall
Pre-gallery Prep. This is the same structure that was used in the Sealoft piece Japan Experiment No. 7, it does need some alterations for it to fit the purposes of the new experiment so I took it to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop were with some assistance from Joe Etchell the structure was made fit for purpose.
Opening on the 5th April 2019, this exhibition stems from my research from Japan with the Robert Callender Residency for Young Artists. In conjunction with ASCUS and the Edinburgh Science Festival.
This project will revolve around the rock surfaces I mentioned in an earlier post. The vertical surfaces I came across in Fukuoka coated in concrete and continuing on from the work at Sealoft in 2017.
The majority of the project will be done in situ, within the gallery space during the two weeks prior to the opening. I will document and post on this blog as I go.
This gallery contains 4 photos.