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ARTIST STATEMENT

When it comes to politics, it often seems that all we are left with is a prevailing sense of disappointment — broken promises and unfulfilled social contracts. This is hardly surprising, given the fact that while political discourse rests upon lofty ideals, reality is brimful with the grains and textures of imperfection.

 

With reference to the idea of a "perfect" circle, which exists only as a mathematical abstraction, On Balance seeks to reframe the conversation surrounding politics in a more hopeful perspective. What we are able to create in reality, with the inherent flaws and limitations of our world, will never amount to what we imagine it to be — but it is still recognizable, still worth recognizing. Furthermore, the deliberate choice of using leftover fragments from an unrelated mould-making endeavour to create the sculpture serves to underscore the idea that working with what we have readily available to us can and ought to be enough.

 

The work is composed of two distinct parts: a plaster sculpture pieced together by repurposing trace materials from an unrelated project, and a looped 3D animation created in Blender, a 3D modelling software with mathematical underpinnings.

Realpolitik, Cult Gallery

2 September 2023 - 16 September 2023 

    

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