Kirsty Walker Link Being (Post)Human

IMAGE: Collage of the biphasic stimulator
IMAGE: Collage and photograph of corrosion with ink
IMAGE: Deconstructed collage of the corrosion of metal using acrylic
IMAGE: Printmaking and ink drawing of biphasic stimulator
IMAGE: Development drawing using printmaking
IMAGE: Experimental drawing using ink and a tea bag
IMAGE: Assemblage of tea leaves
IMAGE: Exploring texture using decalcomania with oil paint
IMAGE: Exploring application of oil paint on wood
IMAGE: Oil paint on corroded metal

I decided at the start of the project to look at the biphasic stimulator and focusing on the element of its decay over time as well as the post-humanist concept of value and agency in materials. Throughout this project I have been experimenting with different approaches as a means to illustrate its deterioration. I felt that the concept of texture and deconstruction helped reinforce the main idea of decay and depict a possibility of what it might look like in years to come. One thing I noticed straight away when looking at the machine was the materials that were used to make it. I was interested in the corroded and malformed appearance of the machine and decided to take this a step further by looking into the eventual possibilities of something that was recognisable yet unrecognisable particularly in the form of collage. Texture played a significant role later on in the project when I felt as though applying texture would exaggerate the idea of deconstruction. The idea was to manipulate corroded textures by found objects and replicate the colours and texture using oil paint. Through this idea I found a way of connecting the two together.    

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