Deep Surface: A practice based enquiry of the picture plane.
How do we understand the active interchange between the outer face of an artwork and its inward-facing components, be these a design, a trace or a generating framework?
Over the course of the PhD enquiry I aim to interrogate physically through the making of artworks and theoretically, through a contextual underpinning, the depth of surface as a dense, complex and vacillating plane. The research aims to unpick the interplay between the outer public layer and the structure below, contributing to a new understanding of the picture plane within two dimensional Fine Art practice.
How might artistic practice function as trace within the archive?
My study is one concerned with the elements which make up the archival records of a performative, temporal practice. Using the theory of trace, as defined by Paul Ricoeur, I explore the shifting and fleeting nature of the artefacts produced through my work.