Ordinary, everyday objects of moving oneself or moving matter are used as a source to evoke familiar yet new impressions on one’s perception of these items. Stripped from their context and familiar function, the objects show reverence for everyday use within a renewed context.
MOVING MATTERS I - Transgression of gravity
A portion of a spiral staircase has been adapted into an ambiguous typology. This artifact, not quite building, nor fixture, acts as a reminder of our transgression of gravity, a monumental motion taken every day without contemplation of its significance. The object draws a connection between matter and memory and elicits imaginings of the alternate contexts in which the piece can thrive in.
MOVING MATTERS II - Linear labour
An everyday working implement is given a new function through the simplification of form and an enhancement in materiality. Where the cart touches the ground the material changes from steel to stone, reinforcing the notion of the line drawn onto the land through working and walking. The jagged surface of the rough-cut marble wheel salutes material carted through daily labour.
Exhibited as part of Extra Ordinary, at Southern Guild gallery in Cape Town.