Iron Curtain, Set in Stone

Velvet, corrugated iron, leather bound book, limestone, half silvered mirrors, LED lighting and gold mylar emergency blankets.
m2(at)15, APT Gallery, London 10-27 May 2018

 

Iron Curtain, Set in Stone is part of an ongoing series of new works which explore our fascination with ambiguities of material, perception and meaning, at a time of populism and alternative facts. Iron Curtain, Set in Stone redefine evocative idioms by employing the illusory theatrical technique of Pepper’s Ghost to fuse impossible and incompatible combinations of objects together into virtual, three dimensional constructions.

Iron Curtain: An ideological and physical barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in Eastern Europe in 1989.

A metallic safety curtain used in theatres to prevent fires from spreading.

Set in Stone: To be difficult or impossible to change.