The installation, titled Particulates (2017), uses 16 high-intensity lasers to define a hyperbolic paraboloid to illuminate particles in the atmosphere that are otherwise invisible. McBride consulted with several physicists on the making of this work.
In many places,it’s much easier to buy a soft drink than fresh drinking water. Dutch artist Helmut Smits, was frustrated by this example of how mass consumer culture can take precedence over basic human needs.
‘Every day I took a seashell and recorded it as though it were the ocean with words swimming in it. At the same time I practiced ‘She sells seashells on the seashore’. Then I thought what would happen if you turn the ‘she’ into ‘he’ and remove the letter ‘h’ from all the words’.
“The Happiest Man” is in fact a recreation of an installation initially staged at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2000. It was chosen to be reinstalled in 2013 by the couple, partly due to its the turmoil the world has found itself in during recent times and partly due to its universality – the desire for a paradise or Utopia has always been a communal one.
Through installation and performance ‘Fountain’ is the result of having used questionable subject matter as an exploration into the extent of how ethical codes and moral beliefs impact the way we might instinctively perceive controversial content in art.