Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sentinel


Sentinel (Flash Photography is Encouraged!) (High Visibility fabric, velcro)




(sen·ti·nel n
somebody who is assigned the duty of keeping guard

vt
1. to stand guard over something or a group of people
2. to provide a guard for something or for a group of people

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For Rhôd 2012 I have created a symbiotic sculptural work “Sentinel (Flash Photography is Encouraged!)”, and installed it on the banks of the river Bargod that cuts through the site of Melin Glonc. I have recycled High Visibility vests to make this reflecting piece. The foundations of new artists studios and living accommodation have been incorporated in installations and performances during the event. I responded to the safety accessories present on the building site of Melin Glonc. It hints to our concerns for the environment and how we relate to nature. It reflects on our increasingly collective desire for insurance against genuine and manipulated threats. Visitors are encouraged to use flash photography to picture this work.


On the ground floor of the mill I have used discarded wood and tree trunks found on the grounds of Melin Glonc to recreate the installation “Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic? (#3)” . The installation has originated from collaborating with plant scientists at Cardiff School of Biosciences and Prof. Tom Gerats at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The project was supported by the Leverhulme Trust. The projections relate to plant breeding, either traditionally or with molecular technology and exemplify human directed evolution. 

For documentation of the ground floor installation follow the link:
https://vimeo.com/52015849

Are Your Petunias Actually Transgenic? (*3) (Installation view)