Emma Sophia Grout
Autonome beeldende kunst
The intimate communication between viewer and artist, through an artwork (allowed by some types of art like the artist book) is often disrupted by the way these artworks are presented: behind glass, locked away or otherwise out of reach. This excludes any physical interaction to take place, which is necessary for the aforementioned intimacy
I placed various objects and books which are important to my research into my personal and artistic self, in showcases that can be physically entered by the viewer. This immediately suggests their status as an artwork. At the same time, the items need to be actively used to show their full potential. By doing so, viewers are challenged to experience art in a different, more close and intimate way. Simultaneously, as an artist I am challenged to let go the control over my work.