発掘

EXCAVATION (2020)

​石膏

​PLASTER

Inspired by aspects of classical sculpture, this work attempts to explore the process of discovery and preservation.

Mimicking the archaeological process of excavation to reveal a hidden nature within the rectangular form, thus subverting this process, exposes a casted moment, a fragment of place, a fragmented nature. Evoking buildings or ruins ‘Excavation’ alludes to a possible dystopian, post-human narrative, of nature reclaiming our built constructions. Nature is constantly intertwined with our lives, though the boundary between the two is not always so clear and we feel distanced and disjointed from what we perceive as natural. To look closer is to challenge this feeling, taking the time to perform such a simple act can dramatically alter your perspective of the natural world around you and your place within it. Excavation is to dig, but this does not always mean physically, mentally digging through our senses and experiences can expose the connections in nature that define us and allow us to see them more clearly.

この作品は古典彫刻や、その時代の自然の形と芸術家の関わり方、考古学/発掘調査に目を向けた彫刻作品です。

発掘調査では主に自然を掘り出し、取り除くことで遺産が発見されます。これとは反対に自然界に存在しない、人間的とも言える直方形から自然を発掘することにより、自然を伝え、明らかにするという私たちが主軸としているテーマや、起こりうるディストピアを比喩しています。