Strokes is a responsive surround-sound and light installation that attempts to evoke some of the human sensory experiences relating to swimming. Upon entering the gallery the viewer is engulfed by slowly changing, blue and green lights and manipulated sounds that were recorded underwater and are processed in real-time in response to the viewer’s movement in the space. The temporal aspects of the space are dominated by an oscillating to and fro motion.
“My art practice is based on the exploration of simple bodily experiences, experiences that are hard to define and are physically felt. While our bodies are mostly water, it is an environment with which we have an uneasy physical relationship as there is always the risk of drowning. Humans find pleasure in this struggle with an alien environment. Stroking seeks to explore and suggest these unsteady, unsettling experiences.”