Confetti Pattern

Archie Brooks

3 Years

Has been with us-

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Currently my work primarily focuses around introspection, self evaluation and human relationships with technology, especially video. I am a video and installation artist, whilst dabbling in painting and woodwork. I work mostly with old tv's and monitors using them as a painter would pain, they are my medium, alongside a litany of live and delayed footage to create works that invite the viewer to become the catalyst of the work.

My work creates dialogues between the spectator and the artwork, as a means of inducing introspection and self awareness. I create spaces that invites the viewer into the artwork as they become entangled with the installation. I am using this increased critical awareness to focus on people and their present experience. Their movements are mimicked on the screen or their sounds become the noise from the speaker. Their present existence is utilised and displayed to them from an outside perspective, allowing the flow of time to feel more material when visual reference points of yourself through time are recreated on the screen. I am creating spaces which encourage people to be introspective and exist momentarily in an act of self reflection. This presence in the moment is necessary and often hard to find. My work attempts to enforce this state of mind, visually showing new vantage points to induce self-observation and raise questions.

"I joined assembly house 3 years ago, a real rags to riches story, i volunteered to help them paint there kitchen ceiling, that same week a studio came up and i weaselled my way into the Ass Haus, from there on out i have made myself so indispensable i am now co-running the company, if I'm honest I don't know how i managed to swindle this but i love it here, the community assembly house has built is second to none, we have the raddest exhibitions and wildest parties:"

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