Spindle Books I, II, III. 

Undergraduate Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 2018

Moving Portraits

Undergraduate Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 2018

Made up of two parts, this work takes the form of sculptural 'books' and multi-screen projections.  The 'books' combine the use of photography and woodwork to create structures similar to that of a spinning top.  Tactile in nature, the spindle framework of the structure suggests a sense of rotation and movement. The featured images are blurred, sometimes abstract, as is the nature of emotion and memory experienced with the passing of time.

 

The multi-screen projections explore the axis between stillness and movement. A life-sized figure sits or stands. A seemingly still subject displays attitudes of both friction and inertia. Small shifts in facial expressions, light levels alter, real-time passes.  Simultaneously, the still nature of the work acts as a counterpoint to the frenzied pace in which images are consumed and disposed of in today's social media-obsessed society.