Being so ambitious and creative, What would you call your favourite field in contemporary art?
Such a complicated question! Do I really have to choose? I have had many diverse influences from the contemporary art scene, influences that evolved as I grew up as an artist. However, if I had to pick one, it would be participative performance art, especially projects by the Fluxus movement. Fluxus’ art was an accessible, democratized art form, something close to the ordinary, utilizing community engagement and happenings. As someone who is really fascinated by audience interaction, some of the Fluxus artists such as Alison Knowles and George Brecht continue to inspire me everyday.
“I have had many diverse influences from the contemporary art scene, influences that evolved as I grew up as an artist. However, if I had to pick one, it would be participative performance art, especially projects by the Fluxus movement.”
You explore the idea of a game settled in the domestic space, does it help you exploring the art in a meaningful way?
‘The Great Neighbourhood of Happenstance Square’ is an ongoing project which, as you said, explores the idea of a game setting in a domestic environment (an apartment). On one hand, it is a game for the audience, played with chances, but on the other hand, it is also a real life Sims game for me, constructing and transforming a space into something completely different as I please. This is especially meaningful for me because I believe that art is about reflecting on our society we live in, and with the global pandemic, the indoor spaces have become most people’s little societies. By transforming the domestic environment I am reflecting on the ongoing situation that everyone is experiencing.
Would you mind telling us, How you describe the main narrative coming from your design pieces?
It is true that each piece even if inspired by existing functional objects is extremely twisted. Narratives of my work come from each object I work with. If you look at a vacuum and draw it one hundred times, how would it look like at the end? Maybe if you look everyday at this vacuum, it will transform into a curious creature, and you might even start to personify it… I really wanted to narrate this relationship between objects and individuals through my own prism and my naive aesthetic. My sculptures are often clumsy, absurd even grotesque, reflecting this aesthetic of mine! I’m hoping to show these works physically in our final degree show at the Royal College of Art in July ! Fingers crossed for a physical show!
“Maybe if you look everyday at this vacuum, it will transform into a curious creature, and you might even start to personify it…’.”
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