Hardcore and the Gentle
Collaborative Site Specific Installation
The Hardcore and the gentle was a collaborative installation between sculptor Simone Pereira Hinde, curator Kate Grenyer and myself with commissioned audio by Jane Loveless presented at Edinburgh College of Art initially with invitations to exhibit at other venues later.
We both work directly with the materiality of light, responsive surfaces, upcycled materials and power, effect, and nature, often physical of these spaces on the mind and the body. The room's ambiance was created to disrupt conventional behaviors and expectations of the public while evoking the liminal space between the holy building and the abandoned building. We question art as experience and the understanding of public versus private.
'There is a history of experiences to acknowledge in creating a space that, whilst not using film directly, is as indebted to the cinematic experience (as abstract animation) as it is to architectural and religious ones. ' - Kate Genyer
Window, duct tape, cardboard boxes, safety glass, a cooling humidifier, specially created scent, and field recordings. Guests were invited to walk on the broken glass which we had smashed just before the opening and continued to 'pop' throughout the exhibition and crunch underfoot.