Shireen Rawlins, Experience Light - detail of installation (2012)
yarn installation, 360 x 560 cm
I aim to create structures/environments that are immersive and encourage interaction/intervention. These works often challenge traditional modes of viewing or preconceptions of ‘suitable etiquette’ within the gallery space. I am particularly interested in the viewer’s encounter and interaction with the space, and in the art experience as something that is therapeutic and transformative, extending beyond the individual to the social.
Artists such as Lygia Pape, Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, Carsten Höller and Sandra Selig have directly inspired my work to date.
'My work is about you.'
– Olafur Eliasson, 2007