ARCHITECTURAL ECHOES Stacey Coughlin

Spatial Affinities // Creativity

Stacey Coughlin
in conversation with Elaine Fox, 
Lisa Risbec and Jodie Silverman

22 -30 April 2017
Bankley Studios Gallery

Worlds are formed and destroyed within the words of a conversation. Some of these temporary planes we inhabit are spaces in which a fleeting moment is shared and then gone, to quickly dissipate. Others are places which are as concrete and tangible as any other dwelling or structure, with our familiar spot just waiting for us to take our role.

An installation of these transient moments, some of these elements are caught to gaze within this space; to ponder on the meaning of these ephemeral echoes. You are invited to experience these conversations yourself; wander through the captured phenomena as a visitor, voyeur or witness.

Influenced by relational aesthetics, hermeneutics, and dialogical art, this series involves talking one-to-one with creative practitioners and artists about their creativity. Conversations made into tangible form, these spaces are formed from three individual conversations that took place between 26th February and 9th March, ranging from 1hr 27mins to 2hr 27mins.

The individual spaces converse between themselves creating a collective voice of shared meanings and opposing ideas. The conversation dialogue is not shared with the audience; causing layers of meaning and context to be both created and lost through the representational process.

 

 

 
SPATIAL AFFINITIES is a solo show by Stacey Coughlin's exploration of the essence of Space/Place and our emotional and behavioural responses to it, within both the individual and collective context.
 
Containing installation sculptures, the exhibition considers the idea that conversations form their own atmosphere or ambience and how mental imagery can emerge and linger through these interactions.
 
Influenced by relational aesthetics, hermeneutics, and dialogical art, this series involves talking one-to-one with creative practitioners and artists about their creativity. These intangible experiences are then made physical in the form of a sensory environment; partially revealing elements of the discussion within spatial representations. 
 
The individual spaces converse between themselves creating a collective voice of shared meanings and opposing ideas. The conversation dialogue is not shared with the audience; causing layers of meaning and context to be both created and lost through the representational process. 
 
The audience is invited to share their response within the Shared Space; an interactive space in which they can respond with text, conversation, images, sculptural or spatial representations. As the exhibition continues, the shared space alters to become a layered platial experience.