From a series of discussions with my head of course, David Fitzjohn, as well as my own individual research, I have garnered a recently developed fascination with Alchemy, and it’s relation to primitive human beliefs. Alchemy, and the related theologies of mysticism, has been relevant in the human mind for thousands of years, and has merged the lines between religion and science even up until present day. There’s something deeply fascinating about these theories and ideas, and I would like to breach into performance art through this; Something that i’ve never really enjoyed, but would like to learn to understand and appreciate.
There are also connections to the ideas of giving my ’embrace sculptures’ life, and the use of metals and earthy materials to craft their forms; there is a certain level of voodoo to it as well. How fascinating!