This piece questions the extent to which we can have control when there
are aspects of existing in the physical world that are inevitable.
Archival Quality (Expired) III a 3 minute and 7 second digital video performance that follows the events of a chalk drawing being rendered on the crumbling wall of an abandoned house.
Conceptually, this work examines the relationships between time and physical, material objects and structures. The comparison between the run-down state of the house, the imagery of a dead
animal, and the rough, gestural art style reflect the universality of the death of all things and the ever presence of time.
This piece questions the extent to which we can have control when there are aspects of existing in the physical world that are inevitable.
Drawn in chalk onto the textured plaster walls of a decaying house, an image of a recently deceased rabbit. The act of drawing on the leftovers of an abandoned home forges a connection between two distinct histories, acknowledges the universal nature of mortality, and rubbing away.
While the physical remnants of this act will deteriorate, its digital iteration may not, with the potential to be played over and over and over. This video holds a preservative function, however its fractured, fragmented body recounts the events incorrectly, with pieces missing.
Sophie is a multimedia artist using materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, photography, video, performance, fibre, print, and collage. The overlapping of processes and mediums is an attempt to organize intangible, abstract experiences and concepts into physical, visual formats. Labour, collection, and documentary-based methods of making reflect themes of tethers, timelines, preservation, memory, and the eventual death of all things.
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