Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Heaped, hanging, climbing and draping, FEELS is an installation by artist Josephine Cachemaille. Working with a range of precious, crafted and familiar objects, FEELScomposes hybrid sculpture/paintings into a lively, suggestive and humorous assemblage.
Here, Cachemaille’s aluminium structures take on anthropomorphic forms which, dressed in materials and appendages, proposes them as ‘bodies’ with needs, desires and the capacity to act. Describing her installations as ‘collaborations,’ she charges them with active, human functions, asking us what these objects might say, think or feel?
By manoeuvring her objects into new and purposeful relationships, Cachemaille intends to disperse our focus of the visual towards an awareness of the body, the senses and the surrounding environment. In this way, she explores the potential of art-making as a kind of relational ontology, prioritising the relationships between things, and challenging dominant ways of knowing objects in their passive physical sense.
Date(s) - 04/07/2018 - 04/09/2018