Encountering Material & Object: Reflecting on Support Sytems

Aki did a day residency at Pig Rock Bothy, located on the grounds of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, back in November 2019.⁣⁣
In this residency, they wanted to explore how objects support objects — looking at how objects rely on one another / make use of one another. This was when I realised that I am able to use sculpture as way to explore the nature of queer love.𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦. The objects were carefully placed around the site of Pig Rock Bothy, sloted into cracks and holes. Aki blew balloons within the metal structures. In each iteration, the combinations of objects suggested different types of relationships. Some are heavily reliant whilst others could exist independently. Some suffocate one another.

structures need structures need structures need structures, to exist.
can objects be fully autonomous?

November 2019.
Bent mild steel, balloons, durational work in the presentation of investigative drawings.
Part of the Pig Rock Bothy Residency & Exhibition. Oganised by Year 4 SEA students.
Pig Rock Bothy was placed within the premises of Scottish Gallery of Modern Art.

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