Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Untitled (Installation I)

My latest work...

Two artist statements, take your pick! Videos of the film reel countdown things uploaded shortly...

Sian Huygens, 2011, Love, Over (Installation Study I), Mixed media, Dimensions variable.

The process of breaking up a long-term relationship is not straightforward. Nor is the reading of the artwork made throughout this time. Language is often our primary means of communicating in a clear and straightforward manner. This installation presents the written language in a way that is not so clear and displays the language as being a bit more fragmented and unreadable, likening it to my emotional state of late. Some words may appear but then disappear. Does the film reel countdown read lover,
or love…over?



Sian Huygens, 2011, Untitled (Installation Study I), Mixed media, Dimensions variable.

As humans, written and spoken language is often our primary means of communication. It is a way of getting our message across in a clear and straightforward manner. But how clear is it? Language is so incredibly complex-there are words inside of words, words that sound like other words, anagrams, puns, homonyms, synonyms, metaphors… Are we really communicating coherently? The word EAT morphs into ATE, and then reads TEA. Did he want heroin or a heroine? There really is no straightforward way of communicating, but there is a lot to be explored in its ambiguity.











Lover, Love, Over...

(looped and projected from inside the smaller sculpture)

video



EAT, ATE, TEA

(looped and played on tv screen inside larger sculpture)

video