This virtual gallery is a digital interpretation of how I would have installed both my video’s in a gallery space.
The Group is a supporting work to my explorations of loss. I found that when communicating my research and practice many people were uncomfortable with having a discussion about the content. I began to think about ways I could make my practice more accessible. I found that comedy/ absurdity allowed people who didn’t feel comfortable with the subject matter a way in. The feedback I received from this video was “as a podcast the audio would have been difficult to listen too bordering on upsetting at times but due to the comic absurdity of hosting a group therapy session with plants, it made the subject matter watchable”.
This gallery space includes work from “What I have lost”- experimenting with direction of sound, as depicted by the interactive speaker variations, this is to replicate the use of vibration speakers in the exhibition space. My work is designed to be viewed intimately. What I have lost is intended to be viewed in a room with the capacity of only one person at a time. The use of vibration speakers is to intensify this immersive experience, so that the viewer hears the audio in their bones. We are all connected by mortality, it’s the only thing that is certain. I have made this installation as a reflective confrontation.