Fish Interlude, 2022
Previously shown at Grove Collective, Battersea
10th March - 9th April 2022
Installation, Anamatronic Fish Sculptures, Paintings, Soundtrack
A Continuation from ‘PHASE 1’, ‘Fish Interlude’ acts as a breath before ‘PHASE 2’ begins; a moment for the fish to have their time in the limelight.
Naturally, a conversation formed between 3 Fish; a conversation of rhythm, nature, and bodies, an exploration of existence, time, and Spotify algorithms.
It wasn't until my teens that I discovered there was more than just pop music and the Top 40 UK charts. I’d search endless hours on Wikipedia going through different genres obsessing over 50’s rock and roll, neo-soul, and Riot Grrrls. Songs began to signify moments of my own history. Whilst writing the script I was working every night as an usher on Saturday Night Fever. My days were filled with research and learning how to wire electronics and my evenings were filled with a room of dreams, desires, and disco. I began reading a book that's been on my reading list for a while, Songs in the factory: Pop music, Culture, and Resistance. In a strange twist of fate, a full chapter is dedicated to Saturday Night Fever and the culture of ‘Stayin’ Alive'. It reminded me that the more you notice in the world, the more these networks of energy and time begin to connect and be in sync with each other.
The Paintings that accompany the work were produced from the research of movement and networks.
The music provides freedom for the fish similar to that of factory workers who used radios as means of escape from the repetitive labour. Music forms a reflection of rhythms and histories. Their robotic elements are a constant reminder that everything is constructed and structured and a mere program of time.
A journey of feeling, memories, getting lost and found again.