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Of turning and sinking

Sophie Neate

Front Gallery
27 Jun 2014–19 Jul 2014
Opening 6.00pm 27 Jun 2014

Some materials possess an intrinsic ability to either conduct or insulate energy.

Some enable movement, others inhibit movement.

Movement touching non-movement creates friction.

Or tension.

Of turning and syncing is a solo exhibition investigating the activation that can occur at the point-of-contact between two surfaces. Using ceramic, aluminum, copper, paper and plastic intersections between materials are created as they rest upon, brush past, hook around and lift up.  The work examines: How sensitive is one surface to the touch of another? What is drawing a charge? And what is being drawn from?

I like to understand how materials work; what is at work in a material.

There is a sensuality to mechanical forms and materials that I attempt to elaborate in my practice. Using sculpture and installation, I initiate points-of-contact between surfaces, hoping to cause a spark or a sigh.


Image Credits: Matthew Stanton

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