RIPE is a graduate arts programme run by 'aspace' arts, providing early career artists to establish and maintain a professional practice within Southampton beyond a University setting.
“Hidden explores its own position as an artwork in the context of the location and society it resides in. The viewer is given only a glimpse of what lays beyond the surface, concealed behind the glass; the movement of the material sparks their curiosity. The work demands attention from passers by and asks us to acknowledge the physical realm in an increasingly digital and visually saturated world.
Falling into the shadows of the current art-world trends of elusive light features and reflective displays, Hidden makes purposely naïve visual connections to emphasise the ways our growing digital environment is impacting our physical world.”
Mango Smoothie Artist Workshop - Object Manipulation
Forming new relationships with objects and the environments they are in
Spending time connecting with objects, playing with any and all ways that one can ‘manipulate’ these forms and subsequently manipulate their visual understanding
Placing value on objects that seem valueless
Heightening awareness of the effect of environments in which we experience.