My work is an exploration of documentation in the modern age of the camera and exists to explore processes such as auto-destructive art and entropy. This practice is conceptual and process based, relying on the progression of the disintegration, as opposed to focusing on the overall aesthetics or composition of what remains following the deterioration.
Through experimentation, I developed into using video as my main method of creation. This mode displays the process most effectively, indiscriminately presenting the deterioration of the subject and allowing simple visuals, therefore exhibiting my ideas explicitly.
This piece in particular exists to present a never ending demonstration of destruction. The candle itself exists to blend in with its counterparts, burnt in reality, but to some extent, still present.
This project initially developed as an ode to information and the lack thereof, considering themes of vascular dementia, which was present within my family. Highlighting the importance of information, even though physically it is no longer there, in some format it can be. When creating this work I was influenced by auto-destruction, however, I focused on the issues of the work needing to disappear within 20 years, especially in modern society. Therefore, I’d like to ask visitors of the show to please take home a displayed candle and burn it within a time frame of 20 years.
Keywords: art, candles, candle, projection, video, video installation, fine art, candle making, female artist, dementia, vascular dementia, auto-destruction, auto destruction, destruction, modern age, conceptual, conceptual art, gustave metzger, modern camera, camera, information
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