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Of turning and sinking

Sophie Neate

Front Gallery
27 Jun 2014–19 Jul 2014
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

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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