Project: Reactionary | Subject: Environmental

I started to experiment with a large weather balloons to try to understand the wind dispersal of a seed - to visualise what it would be like to float - but this installation became a significant part of my thought process as my reaction was to observe the captured energy that was used to blow up the balloon. As the balloon grew the White Hole devoured space. It had a scary presence, its own force, its own heat and caution to the wind did not seem to care to avoid its fate. The word ‘spent’ as a notion was become real. This spent electricity from my hairdryer grew the balloon into a surreal circle, leading to thoughts of what the blank space was. The space became an endless white hole, consuming the area, creating a blank window where I imagined my energy consumption could disappear into. It captured hot air as a happening. This hypothesis allows me to grasp this phenomenon as a visual object and led to the realisation that the round white circle had become a symbol of spent energy in my mind and and later in my other artworks. By seeing my energy consumption in this form for the first time I became aware of my outer self and start to think how ‘environmentally clean’ the energy I has use was. What do we believe happens to the electricity that we burn? Presumably, it rises out of sight and out of mind or dose it float around us, used but not defused.

This installation devoured space. It captured hot air as a happening. This hypothesis allows us to grasp this phenomenon as a visual object and led to the realisation that the round white circle had become a symbol of spent energy in my mind.