Waste as deity, as effigy, as energy. Haydn works with the cultural detritus – physical and digital – churned out by the city, manifesting installations composed of videos, photographs and assemblages. Artificial bodies vibrate in a constant state of flux; offerings to the cloud float by the intersection of the suburban and the spiritual. Re-recording, dissection and direction of found imagery becomes the stimulus for creation of objects. An articulation of object sentimentality, of sexuality, of the psychedelic and of a twenty-first century artistic spirituality. The Telemancer interprets and harnesses both the artist’s and society’s enormous shames and anxieties surrounding waste.
Image: Haydn Allen, 2018, Zodiac of the Furby (Stinger), C-Type Print on Dibond.