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Chris Wright

Artist Statement

My main strength and motivation for creating work is the response to location and ideas through the media of installation, expanded sculpture, photography, sound and sometimes pseudo-scientific experiments. I use temporary, ephemeral and provisional interruptions to explore in-between spaces, inside and outside, nowhere and somewhere, to locate, re-locate and re-contextualise territory referencing what has been, what is or what could be especially at the intersection of human interaction. The concepts behind the work thus concern territory, borders and transitional spaces, whether historical, political, geographical, cultural, and how they are colonized, altered, used and navigated.

My influences comes from artists such as Ronan Ondák and Rirkrit Tiravanija and philosophers such as Heidegger, Foucault and Sartre. I feel an affinity with Bourriard’s description of the Altermodern; ‘read as a hypertext; artists translate and transcode information from one format to another, and wander in geography as well as in history’ (Tate Triennial Exhibition, 2008).