The tendency for matter to (re)act in its own terms facilitates unique moments. My work utilises the properties of materials to explore the interactions between non-human forms in space. Timber varnish, an innocuous substance, is isolated and given significance. Responsive to external forces, the forms yield to and engage with their surroundings. The noxious smell of the varnish permeates the air, a lingering presence even when out of sight.
I align myself with philosophies that advocate for non-hierarchical relationships between sentient and inert actants in their environments. I introduce ambiguities by stripping materials from their usual contexts. Through this process I explore the inherent qualities of these objects.