As i’m sure many of you have heard on the news, The Glasgow School of Art was struck with a tragic fire on the day of our deadline as we set up our final degree show installations. Like many others at the school, I lost work that took hundreds of hours and a lot of money to make.
The Art School has responded really positively and has already announced plans to offer bursaries that will provide us with free studio space for 6 months and perhaps even funding towards our material and living expenses. Whilst this news is really positive, such a large task will inevitably take months to put in place.
I’m in the early stages of planning the reconstruction the installation I lost but in order to do so I first need to raise some funds to cover basic material and construction costs that will allow me to get started. To help with this I have made some A3 risograph prints that i’ll be selling on Big Cartel, images and link coming shortly..
‘/TP 12550820 129 0 ?!’ (2014) is an installation work that I showed in the recent ‘Beyond The Oort Clouds’ exhibition. It consisted of several sculptural components and an interactive sound piece that could be controlled via a MIDI keyboard.
My intention for the work was to present the viewer with a physical environment close to that which they may typically only experience in a virtual realm. By translating and combining artefacts from real, virtual, artificial and imagined spaces, I hoped to create a situation that felt familiar yet new, stimulating and surreal.