29 September 2012

Sophie Clements

"Sophie Clements takes inspiration from ideas in science and experimental music, Clements manipulates time to create highly constructed objects that grow from their surroundings, producing collages that rely on chance interactions and discourse between the concrete ‘real’ and the constructed ‘unreal’. Her recent work explores the use of video as a form of sculpture, using devices including sculptural installation and video projection to deconstruct and re-assemble time and material to question the notion of physical reality in relation to time and memory." See more;

THERE, AFTER (1/3), 2011
Video triptych (part/2/3)

"There, After began as a series of concentrated discussions and research sessions with particle physicist Elisabetta Pallante and organic chemist Ryan Cheichi. The starting point for this work was ‘ Lines of Belonging’. What is it that keeps us, and our physical world together? How do we understand these connections, scientifically, personally?

From the fundamental forces that act on the physical world, to the strength of bonds between human beings, it is these invisible forces or bonds that hold us – as people, as families, as atoms and molecules – together, that this work seeks to explore. To understand and expose the strength of these bonds, ‘There, After’ shows them in their absence: The breaking of a bond and the moments that follow.

It is perhaps only in the absence of connection that we can truly grasp it’s significance. Perhaps the state of togetherness is something we can take for granted; this work explores and makes physical the consequence of that state being taken away." - Sophie Clements

Co-produced with Mo Stoebe. Sound by Sophie Clements and Dennis van Tilburg. Pyrotechnic assistance by Aoife Van Linden Tol. Additional Help by Paolo Catalano, Riccardo Puglisi.

THERE, AFTER (2/3), 2011
Video triptych (part/2/3)

OBJECT NO.2, 2010
0.57 loop  

Part of the series ‘Dimensions Variable.
Neon Light, Glass Tank, Water


Lights filmed in-camera, on location in Argyll, Scotland.
Film by Sophie Clements. Sound by Sophie Clements, John Hendicott, Scanner.