An Encyclopaedia of Existing Knowledge (Structured), 2017

 

My art practice explores the idea of ‘making sense’. I am interested in what knowledge is and how things are understood, looking specifically at methods of catalogue, organisation, archiving and curation, and significantly, the structures of power that this knowledge creates and upholds. My work explores the conflict within organisation: to order things in one way is to disorder them in another. I am interested in the subversion of ideas of truth, and exploration of alternative understands in art of time, linearity and logic.
My practice is usually sculptural monuments to the ordering of material: things are arranged, they are placed into sequence and they are observed. Often the material is fragments or remains: paper, spiderwebs, dead insects, dust, bits of rag – things that are overlooked. They are placed into frames or boxes, elevated into inscrutable objects of importance.

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