The Impossible Experience of Translation


The Impossible Experience of Translation, 2015
installation, variable dimensions.

Self-conscious of its own impermanence, the shelf is a space for playful thought and thoughtful play. It is the location of temporal arrangements; held in place for the present moment, yet always susceptible to the possibility of change. The shifting relationships between shelf, object and viewer are a palette of vignettes, a series of moments to be noticed// forgotten// halted// connected// favoured// ignored…

Present and absent at the same time the shelf is like the perfect extra – in every scene and yet never seen. The Impossible Experience of Translation exposes fissures in the things that we choose not to question. Interfering with the shelf tugs at the fraying edges of assumption, and nags at our reliance on the supporting structures that we are complicit in overlooking.