Fluid Space,   displayed in the  Decompose/Recompose  group exhibition in Tent Gallery,  Edinburgh, UK

Fluid Space, displayed in the Decompose/Recompose group exhibition in Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Fluid Space was created as a developed response to the Flow Country visit, bringing the viewer into the gallery to examine and interact with this fluid work in an architectural context. This installation, experimental in nature, was created with lightweight materials to produce its dramatic topography and be easily manipulated through external forces, in this case being ventilation from fans and human touch. I was motivated to create this piece to explore the spatial qualities of flexible materials within an architectural space as a result of being inspired by water and movement within the Flow Country landscape in Forsinard, Scotland. 

Medium: Polythene dust sheets, fishing line, fans, foam mats

Movement generated by air flow and touch are reminiscent of the natural forces that create the meandering forms and contours found in the landscape.

Decompose/Recompose exhibition at the Tent Gallery | Evolution House, Edinburgh.

Inspiration

Inspiration for the art work was taken from water movement within the Flow Country in Forsinard, Scotland, with the forces of gravity and wind playing a key role in this dynamic phenomena.

Future Possibilities

This research provides opportunities to explore the use of fluid and recycled materials as sculptural works in potential outdoor site-specific contexts.

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