Temporary Observations
2016 - present

How do common objects and experiences direct and shape our actions? This project creates artificial interventions in the built environment for observation into the fragility of our perceptual models.

 

The observation of genuine human behaviours can be fleeting and ungraspable. By placing engrained signs, models and installations in a series of common and less common scenarios, viewers are invited to interact with artificial structures and test their perceptual agility. Documentation and recording of these interactions may be left to the imagination; when objects such as replica fuse switches or wet paint signs are removed or taken, residues of these accords and altercations can be seen and pondered. More recently, CCTV systems have been used alongside live note-taking, trap-cams and documentation by the viewers themselves.