Exploring the limits and boundaries of a sensual experience within the title of my project Perception vs Perspective. Through my interest in the engagement between the viewer the work itself I am investigating the emotional by product of art through ones senses. Throughout this project my aims have been to trigger visual pleasure or nausea and possibly auditory repugnance. Through the representation of this physical stimulation I am in turn questioning the way one responds through their taste buds, smell and touch. Researching artists such as Mona Hatoum including her endoscopic video Corps Étranger. Additionally Hatoum’s work of the ‘Light Sentence’ informed me of the possibilities with the medium of light and further influenced my work particularly within the themes of containment and traverse space.
I also became inspired by interactive forms of work such as ‘test site’ and ‘flying machine’ by Carsten Höller. Within my work I focused on identifying this connection between forms of sculpture in order to achieve abstracted images questioning your ability to perceive reality. Emulating essences of Antony Gormley’s ability to stimulate interaction between his work and the viewer is something I strive to achieve and discover more about. Additionally, Gormley projects his own emotional experiences and feelings and communicates this through his work which has further facilitated my growing curiosity in the sensory engagement through bodily sensations. Over the course of this project my practise has developed to becoming very focused on the human figure both emotionally and physically. I have continued to develop the interaction and connection with the human body in my work and the viewer. Experimenting and further pushing upon the boundaries with sculpture and the restrictions between this engagement. Exploring organic form and considering the way materials shape and moulds or refracts from differing mediums such as skin and tights. Emulating essences from artists such as Richard Deacon through his fabrications.
Overall, throughout my time on the foundation course I have really been enlightened into the countless directions and possibilities within the subject of Art. I have explored and experimented with processes and materials I never would have thought I would use. I have much more confidence within the idea of having transparent and dynamic practise which I will continue to grow. With the skills I have learnt I am keen that I will continue to question and take a critical perspective and resume to develop innovative outcomes in the future.