Hobart Hughes at MOMENTUM, Berlin
Fri, 8 Sept
- When 8 Sep - 8 Oct 2017
Mariannenpl. 2, 10997 Kreuzberg/Berlin, Germany
Weds to Sun, 1pm – 7pm
+49 30 17630398792
UNSW Art & Design's Hobart aka John Hughes presents Hole within the Whole, an interdisciplinary exhibition with installation, animation, and performance developed from Hughes recent Artist Residency at MOMENTUM AiR in Berlin.
Hughes states: “When the mind disengages from conscious thought, what happens to all the energy that was previously occupied with running a myriad narrative and emotions? For the purposes of this work, I call this energy a wormhole. The structure of the work is a kind of “art collider”, derived from an absence or void in the perception of reality. As unconscious connections form or break apart, awareness can expand around everyday events and bend consciousness so as to imbue space with greater or lesser significance. The work explores how narrative forms and reforms around these ruptures.
The project comprises video, video installation, animation, sculpture, narrative, and performance by creating a series of apertures or holes, both physical and metaphoric. I try to create works that are held in a liminal position where contradictory positions, mentalities, narratives or realities may be explored simultaneously. This is not something that I apply to the work, it is inherently part of my perception and method.
Having animation as part of my practice has made me even more acutely aware of the ability to replicate a space while constructing a viewer consciousness. I have always perceived animation as a kind of consciousness mapping, in the sense of ideas mapped into space via sequences on a time molecular level (of the single frame). Animation is by default a reconstruction of space/time through a prism of pattern and context. The term I’d like to use is ‘Speculative Kinematics’”.
Hole Within the Hole opens 8 September till 8 October 2017.