Tim Sterling OrificeworksOpening: Tuesday 14 August, 6-8pm Dates: 14 August-1 September 2007
‘Orificeworks’ is a field of objects made from office stationery; paper clips, pens, dividers, bull clips and pins. These materials twist and melt between abstract and representational forms.
A field of dynamic interchange is made apparent by choosing the studio to be both the site for the construction of work and the work itself. Exhibiting all the small sculptures and objects from my studio, ideas and forms are seen to manifest through cross contamination and continual renewal.
Meaning itself is present as an active component in the formation and perception of constructed geography, time and place. The meanings of signs (linguistic and visual) are defined and modified by their relationships to each other. As a ‘testing ground’ where improvisation occurs ground and figure become interchangeable. Stationery no longer stationary enters a field of possibility.
In my work I explore ideas of psychological unease created by the design of urban spaces. I’m specifically interested in the contradictory perception related to agoraphobia where a person undergos sensations of being both fixed and unfixed to their surroundings. These contradictions are recreated as analogies that explore the tension between the conceptual and empirical experience of artworks.