Work in Progress:
“Ingrained” is a performance and object-based work that examines the idea of the traditional seaside pastime of building sandcastles. Using existing scientific studies, part of the work is the documentation of a performance in which the perfect sandcastle is created. The second part of the work demonstrates an attempt to defy the ultimate fate of a sandcastle of succumbing to the waves, by preserving it within a controlled environment. ‘Ingrained’ talks of control, process, and human attempts to reign over object as a means of gratification. In some ways we strive to create a balance between nature and our creations, by subduing natural processes. In other ways, as in the creation of a sandcastle, we relish the ultimate destruction of the object by nature.