Swerving the Squash
1997, Sydney, NSW
Bronze / Wood / Plaster
32 x 19 x 16 cm
In 1997 Marc spent 2 and half days in a blacked out room making small scale sculptures out of clay for an exhibition entitled '2 Days Black - the absolute nothing and the thoughts that followed'.
This was a sensory deprivation performance piece experimenting with the subconscious, as well as a means of enhancing Marc's sense of touch.
The genesis of this piece was initially created with clay in maquette form in 100 % darkness whilst subsisting in a pitch black room. The maquette was later refined and enlarged before being exhibited in a dark space with it's connecting other plaster piece symbolising the black room.
When hung as an installation, they both represented breaking free from any confinement.
"This experience for me, was more significant than the completed pieces themselves, due to my belief that all art starts in the mind and is always influenced by ones environment."