Final year project
Cycle Installation [Read more]
This installation involves audio work, sculpture and light working together to create an experience a viewer can be part of. The light in the middle pulses and turns showing a new part of the installation each time it turns. When entering the circle, a viewer would hear voices emanating from each segment and it is the choice of the viewer to listen to each individual voice or stand in the middle and experience them all together.
This composition is the basis of the audio work and I recorded myself singing each part for the finished installation. Unfortunately I was not able to perform this live under the current circumstances but if I had the chance I would have had a person standing between each segment singing a different part and recorded each person to then have those recordings played for the rest of the show. Although I didn't get to showcase my true vision the alternative I came up with created an eery and intriguing atmosphere which I was pleased with.
I did not have a big enough space inside, so I chose to present this installation outside at night. This turned out to be an excellent decision as there were very subtle background noises like a trickling stream, bird noises and the low rumble of car noise from a distance. All of these environmental sounds invading this space combined to create a sense of endless space within this enclosed circle. This added a mysterious quality and a feeling of stillness which enhanced everything I was trying to convey.
Cycle segments in installation form
In Cycle Installation the segments are each 1.75 metres tall and are in a circle 4 meters by 4 metres. The 9 segments are made out of an MDF base with 4 centimetre MDF planks stuck together and screwed in from the bottom. The polystyrene balls were sculpted to fit each undulating segment then attached. The whole of each segment was then covered in plaster and painted white.
This picture shows how each segment flows into each other and is connected. The pieces can be thought of as looped just like the audio tracks are. This wave shape, as highlighted by the balls, is echoed in the pulsing of the light and the pitch of the voices, creating a central unity within.
Cycle composition graphic score
I created a system of representing music graphically. It assists creatively to see the shape of the music with each box representing a semi-quaver and each pitch matching the wavelength to the visible light spectrum. This image shows the start of the Cycle Composition.
This Music Scroll is from an earlier project which has directly influenced my Cycle Installation. This started my journey into looking at the links between music and art and how they can be integrated and represented as one.
This was my original project looking at waves. I created a stop motion animation of all of these images with matching audio parts that looped. This was the starting point that led me to Cycle Installation.
My practice incorporates physical and audible works culminating in interdisciplinary installations inspired by imperfections within repetitive actions.
My practice is very conceptual and is centred around the human experience. I explore the concept of individuals both affect on and affected by time and space, to create unique events which define all moments going forward and how this is a continuous cycle creating life. One of my strengths is an ability to amalgamate different art mediums and art forms to create work in my unique style. I have a background in maths, music and dance and incorporate all into my art. In my work I aim to show the progressions of time and space and the interdependence of everything. I use the strong connections between pure art and other creative expression to show connectivity between individual artistic disciplines.
‘Difference inhabits repetition’: A Deleuzian interpretation of repetition referring to music and art
Final year project