BARBED WIRE PARADISE IS EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE 2017

“Therefore, the places in which we have experienced daydreaming reconstitute themselves in a new daydream, and it is because our memories of former dwelling-places are relived as day-dreams that these dwelling-places of the past remain in us for all time.”    ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space 

Barbed Wire Paradise Is Exactly Where You Are is the travel sized adaptation of an immersive drawing. This sculpture/installation/daydream can be physically wheeled into a new position every day, thus changing the formal external view. The work was commissioned by Everard Read/CIRCA for the solo projects of the Cape Town International Art Fair 2017.

The object consists of several biomorphic forms, constructed from pipe cleaners in hues of blue. The small, repetitive action of constructing these objects by hand, generates a monumental yet intimate experience. The viewer can step inside to become an active component of the work. It encourages a physical experience of a fabricated space.