Somerset House, Resident Artist
1.What's the idea that's obsessing you now?
Much of what has preoccupied us these days is a work titled Of an in the World. The project is a sculpture that is a (six-meter diameter) inhabitable constellation of glass orbs. It brings together our love of art and science within a radical construct that expresses the uniqueness of how we and see and experience the world. In some way one can say it is autobiographical in where the studio is at the moment and foregrounds in someway where we are going. There are no finite lines between the work that we explore @minimaforms and how we go about life. Performing art as life as Allan Kaprow says…
2.What would you like to create next ?
All projects for us as are continuous experiments. We don’t see it as next but rather how we approach design… more of a evolution of ideas that have shaped our unapologetic belief and attitude towards art and design as something that is fundamental and human.
3.Where do you go for inspiration?
Chuck Close once said, “Inspiration is for amateurs… the rest of us just show up and get to work”… I return to the studio... to work through things with my brother Stephen and our colleagues at Minimaforms or students at the AADRL. I find what I need in the everyday…
4.What is your favorite everyday object?
5.What’s the last book that made you inspired?
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli… Space like time is a construction. Concepts that have no finite form or understanding though govern much of what we spend our time attempting to relate to. Time is our medium. We live and practice in time and yet time also is not finite. Rovelli speaks of time as something elastic and understood as moments-in-time. Time in quantum physics is something that is unique and situated, rather than assumed and generalised. In his book The Order of Time, Rovelli states that: “We see the world and we describe it: we give it an order. We know little of the actual relation between what we see of the world and the world itself. We know that we are myopic. We barely see just a tiny window of the vast electromagnetic spectrum emitted by things. We do not see the atomic structure of matter, nor the curvature of space. We see a coherent world that we extrapolate from our interaction with the universe, organised in simplistic terms that our devastatingly stupid brain is capable of handling.”