“I was uncertain of what it was about? Exploding or imploding? About something and nothing at the same time”.
“To begin there was nothing there and then the whole thing opened up”.
Thread is made from sanded fibre optics attached to programmed LEDs. Each fibre is tensioned through perforated boards that locate all the lines in geometric formations. The light emits from the fibre optic where the surface is abraded. The process of ‘drawing’ into the illuminated structure by sanding the fibres takes place in the gallery when the structure is established. It is fine like dust in sunlight appearing slowly to the viewer as their eyes get used to the dark.
Thread was developed as part of the series Melt, Splinter and Thread over a two year studio practice and research period with the assistance of Artist Programmer Dave Everit, Artist Programmer Sean Clark and Dr Graeme Stuart and Creative technologist Luke Woodbury.