Claire Bath


Intermedia

Pupal

Douglas Stewart Building Windows, 3 Charles St, Edinburgh EH8 9AD


My practice primarily focuses on two key ideas related to post-anthropocentrism: movement that implies life and sentience, and the interaction between the human and the non-human. Performance objects are a template to show interaction with my sculptures. By using animatronics to give them movement, I am aiming to create an unpredictable reactions that implies an object that can escape human.  Randomised jerks and unpredictable writhing is evidence of life that escapes human anticipation and control.

Pupal twists unpredictably, slow persistent motions punctuated by sudden jerks. This non-human object has life; it moves and twists and is perhaps trying to escape, yet its unpredictability is unsettling to the human audience, and even more so to its carrier.