Exploring the comforting, satisfying and sensory aspects of polystyrene balls. (April 2014) | Adam Wells
Discomfort Drawing (22:00 BBC News – 25/03/2014) (March 2014) | Adam Wells
This piece put my comfort into perspective by highlighting the discomfort experienced by others throughout the world. The reports that showed the most discomfort are represented by the thicker lines. The location of the performance (in college) was a further reminder of my privilege of having access to education in a supportive and safe learning environment. (Clips from Drawing Performance)
Exploring the transition from discomfort to comfort and the relief this brings.
Duvet (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Screenshot from Performance (35:00)
A performance exploring whether comfort is heightened when one is aware of potential discomfort. (Clips from Performance)
Spaghetti Weave (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Performance (3:04:15) & Sculpture
I weaved spaghetti to experiment with the combination of comfort found in food, materials and repetitive actions. Eating the piece gave me comfort in consuming my personal comfort food and the satisfaction of both creating and destroying my work. (Clips from Performance)
Finger Knitting (February 2014) | Adam Wells
A performance exploring the comforting and meditative process of knitting. After an hour I decided to unravel the knit and return the yarn back to the ball of wool due to the anxiety of creating a piece which had no defined purpose. The cyclical process and the comfort intertwined in the creation is what interested me. (Clips from Performance)
Roadside Litter (January 2014) | Adam Wells
5.5kg of compressed litter collected from 1 mile of countryside road
2 hours worth of collecting and documenting the litter
The motive behind this piece was to make people aware of the accumulation of litter. It also raises the question of whether it is littering to collect litter, alter it and place it back where it was originally left.
Covering the waste in soil imitates the process at landfill sites where soil is spread over waste to prevent odours and improve appearance. It also serves as a metaphor for how waste is often hidden and not dealt with.
The second photo of your most recent upload brings down the quality. The light painting of the face by itself would be a lot more effective in putting across your message in my opinion. Love your creativity. Your blog is excellent.
Yeah I totally agree, I was thinking of taking it down altogether. Thanks for your feedback, really appreciated!