Throughout history, humanity has moved and travelled across our earth’s varying landscapes, often passing through and not in a position to stop and take in the nuanced detail. As we move from one location to another, the pleasure we derive in that moment is from the knowledge of our proximity to the fleeting image of what we can presently see. Additionally, despite being informed and prepared by a new global interconnectedness, our personal exploration in the modern day still leaves us searching and rambling with no true sense of what lies ahead.
Out there/Over there uses the form of the cairn; a prehistory form of human land marking found in many parts of the world used to distinguish trails across unknown landscapes, in particular, those which may not have any naturally forming landmarks to assist in navigation.
These stacked, multiplicitous forms aim to bring awareness to our hyper-connected experience, one that has been created and augmented by an ever-expanding knowledge of the landscape using complex digital technologies, by presenting an interpretation of the ancient visual trail markers as portals to the minute details of locates from all across the globe.
The sculptures presented in this installation foreground the viewer’s own experience of their movement through the architectural space of the gallery, forcing a deliberate physical interaction, in particular paying specific attention to the interrelation of the various facets and angles of each piece to those of its neighbours, in the aim of altering both the visual and conceptual perspectives and viewpoints of the photographic image.
A selection of these work are available through Saatchi Art (international).