In Eyes and Hands, 2018
Graves Gallery facade, Tudor Square, Sheffield
Part of Strong Language Programme, Off the Shelf festival
In Eyes and Hands summons human experiences, conditions, and states of mind via a collection of commonplace idioms featuring objects, animals, and elements of nature placed inside, on top of, or around, various parts of the human body. Creating a picture of humanity that shifts between the comical, the grotesque, and the poetic, the text of this projection loop is a surprising and playful compendium that moves from ’time on your hands’ and ‘frog in your throat’ to ‘hat in your hand’ and ‘wool over your eyes.’ As the work unfolds, the phrases are remixed to create a nonsensical list of images which re-imagine the body and its relation to the physical world.
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Sheffield Culture Consortium, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City Council