Sonya Chenery - Documentation and Video Art

Room (installation, 2012) is a space where everyday objects meet and interact, discovering ways to escape their intended purpose. I see my role as that of collaborator and enabler, assisting the objects with their expedition.
Despite my physical absence, my human influence is tangible to viewers as fragments of implied narrative gesture.
Torchlight and motorised movement spur the objects into action, but the most significant, volatile force acts when the viewer enters; your footsteps alert the objects to your presence, your shadow joins theirs, and they eagerly converse with your unique perspective, determined by your associations and memories.

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Sonya Chenery - Documentation and Video Art

Sonya Chenery

Objects familiar from everyday life are inclined to meet in unexpected ways, their interactions sometimes revealing a glimpse of mystery hidden within the mundane. I aid and abet the most inquisitive among them, sharing their desire to question our assumed…


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Objects familiar from everyday life are inclined to meet in unexpected ways, their interactions sometimes revealing a glimpse of mystery hidden within the mundane. I aid and abet the most inquisitive among them, sharing their desire to question our assumed purpose. The evidence of our work together appears in the various guises of video and sound recordings, photographs, drawings, assemblages and spaces, rooted in the disorientating nature of time, memory, perception and place.

Some of the videos here are made as video art, others exist to document temporary or transient works, such as installations or performances.
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