For the Virtual Orangery Amelia Crouch has produced a new video exploring the influence of egocentric and geocentric spatial terminology on human perception of space. The video references and recreates parts of a 'turning the tables' experiment used to test spatial perception, and locates this within the Orangery: a building with a specific spatial orientation, purposefully built with large south-facing windows.
Crouch's work was inspired by the perceptual shifts involved in looking around the Virtual Orangery – from overview to point-of-view perspectives – and by the recent relocation of the entrance to Wakefield Westgate station, altering the route of approach to the Orangery building.
Amelia Crouch is a visual artist who makes artwork using words, or a combination of text and image. She works in media including print, video and installation to produce artwork for both gallery and site-responsive, public realm locations.
Amelia holds a BA Fine Art from the University of Leeds and an MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University. She lives and works in West Yorkshire. Previous commissions have included projects for Forty Hall, Enfield; Morley Literature Festival and Open-Art, Huddersfield. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in the UK and abroad, including recent exhibitions at Mexico, Leeds; Soscastoa, Ghent and Hanover Project, Preston.