The Arches Project, B9 4EE Birmingham
0121 772 0852 (Evette)
“I used to sit inside an empty green round plastic tub. I had ropes which were to be used to connect this improvised basket to a balloon. This balloon obviously never flew but I did.”
a balloon that flew is about repressed needs and feelings, those that have been deleted and/orreprogrammed by society. It is about looking for and reawakening our purest, unstained self, through evoking a simpler era, a simpler being – childhood, a child.Exploring alienation/evasion/obliviousness, pieces take form that exaggerate in scale and momentum childhood gestures and memories. There is not a search for beauty and wonder but for questioning and liberation – how can childhood play inform, extend and disturb a socially acceptable ‘adult’ and the world it was created in/from?The exhibition is populated by diverse media (painting, sculpture, video, performance) that combines in overwhelming sets/installations of odd, DIY-like objects/pieces which expand on the artist’s child-like mentality/attitude...