The images featured depict the piece within its originally intended context; I had aimed to situate the work in a physical space, adjacent to an accompanying circuit, which would utilize a GSM module to receive inbound text messages from the viewer and “respond” to them via a flashing strip of LED lights that would encircle the sculpture atop a plinth.

Regrettably, due to COVID restrictions, this dynamic physical interaction could not become fully realised and issues of global SMS costs and mobile reception dampened the alternative of digital participation via livestream. The fully realised piece will now feature in future exhibitions as the course of my work begins to more closely examine the role of an heirloom and scrutinize the objects we bestow inherent value upon within a class-based context.

Remnant (Lights On)

2021, glass wax, 11 x 4 x 2.5cm

Remnant (Lights Off)

2021, glass wax, 11 x 4 x 2.5