A world within a world….
My nomadic practice is of site specific linking exhibitions, each includes a part of the previous work as a continuum. A personal history that folds the situation I am in into the work like a personal atlas. A human geography.
This exhibition is a collective experiment with varying forms of scaffolding. The thread that interconnects the people and objects past and present is the building, the container of people, a symbiotic relationship, the objects are connected to lives lived, deeds done and the Briggait acts as a microcosm within the eco system of Glasgow.
This site specific immersive installation (a place) is a container of objects, people, and is made up of (small human hand sized objects, donated by the people who presently work in the building, artists, tenants, curators, marketers, administrators, maintenance, security, cleaners as well as contractors refurbishing the former Glasgow fish market). The contribution of materials from different orders (people and the systems that form and inform their lives ). Each represent a symbolic fragment of lives lived and future possibilities as they come together in a moment of time and join with others of earlier historical times (also included are part of the wall of the original building, bamboo poles from a school of trapeze artists who trained in the building some years back and photographs taken before these same walls, the bamboo poles join for a “Last [ fish ] Supper”, with items from previous exhibitions).
The work is a world of self-perpetuating, complex, yet humorous childlike structures that coexist yet are interdependent. The process of rescuing and elevating the excluded from commodity circulation, trigger hidden forces within them. We, like the silent(?) objects are on the threshold of perpetual crisis or redemption.
Several paintings and collages included in this exhibition will act as a means to personally reflect. Each exhibition is an experiment.