Through the experimental process of creativity, I connect art, design, and architectural ideas to develop a critique of capitalism. Urbanism, consumerism, and the education system are questioned, the systems of value are subverted, public space is reinvented. My aim is to create artworks that position dreams, emotions and memories as values that exist beyond the constraints and distractions of capitalism. Hiding places generate a space for relaxation and contemplation – a physical place to sleep and dream. My works are reminiscent of things – dreams, and emotions – that I experienced as a child. I carefully select memories, reviving them and placing them back into the world as objects.!
According to Gaston Bachelard’s ‘The Poetics of Space’ one of the primarily instincts for 1 human beings is a need for a safe shelter, which is best conveyed by metaphors of home as a shell, nest, or a cavernous wardrobe. The memories of a family home gives one a greater sense of security in comparison to the memories of an outside world. I am interested in how we perceive and experience space as an artwork, and I am experimenting with the functionality of sculpture. To ﬁnd out if sculpture can be functional I researched Andrea Zittel and Jorge Pardo, whose works bridge the gap between art, design and architecture.This juxtaposition of disciplines is very exciting for me. If I can use design successfully along with an ability to balance it in between disciplines and play with the form and function then my work beneﬁts, because it clearly invites interaction and provides a real experience for the viewer or participant. The space I create allows the participant to enter comprehensively and become part of the art work. !
My aim as a practitioner is to show that art can merge and integrate with human life well, on the grounds that we can learn through experience and to show a path to a personal form of research that may help to ﬁnd the inner child – subsequently to create a better self. I am doing this by playing around with the memories of childhood and the family home. ! I create physical hideaways in order to investigate the fundamental question about how we should live
In ’24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep’ , Jonathan Crary examines how twenty2 ﬁrst-century capitalism is pushing us to be more and more active and productive in everyday life. Therefore, sleep has become an act of rebellion against western society, or a luxury element of our life we cannot afford to have. That is why I have created a hideaway – placed in a gallery context for the audience to rest or sleep in
The physical connection with a space is much more intimate than a simple observation. This is how I learned things when I was a child, and how I am learning now through the creative process.