titanium, niobium, fabricated
220 x 700 x 48cm
Domestic Rail (2014) explores how the object’s specific relationship to a given site can give rise to particular modes of encounter that mark a moment and create a place. The aim is not to didactically influence the inhabitant’s views, but to investigate the potential for richness in both an exhibition and domestic context through engagement with resonant objects. The selection of objects varies depending on the particular environment and context the work is installed. Through considering relationships of the works to the space of ‘home’ and/or ‘gallery’, the aim is for the practice to ‘re-route’ fine craft objects as framing elements experienced in human daily life. This places them somewhere between well-designed objects that people enjoy and use in daily life, and finely crafted autonomous objects generally seen in exhibition. There is a relational aspect to this way of thinking about the craft object. It is this relationality that is of primary concern in my work as a way of breaking down the traditional separation of viewing subject from object.