Changeling makes reference to the highly symmetrical structure and geometry of viruses and their transformative power. The work also references the symbolism associated with alchemy and the alchemical opus, repeating forms in nature, sacred geometry and architecture. Here, the artist’s own body has been physically and digitally transformed altering the image of the body, even further pushing it into abstraction. As this unfamiliar body moves in and out of focus suspended in space it is glimpsed not seen, it is taken apart, re-ordered and replicated into new and exotic forms in a meditation on beauty, perfection and difference.
Changeling was developed during residencies with the Medical Research Council Virology Unit, (Glasgow), Allenheads Contemporary Arts (Northumberland) and Dance City (Newcastle upon Tyne). Developed with support from Arts Council England and Globe Gallery (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Thanks to: Nick Able (Nick Able Music), Andrzej Wojtas (Hacksquad), James Froment (Dance City), David Bhella (MRC), Jo Brossman (Arachnae Designs), Satinder Chumber, Tom Cullen (ArtAV), Wendy Erickson, Michelle Hirschhorn and Fiona Wright.
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