Ben Golding

I believe that if one were to remove the labels and clutter of our every-day activities what would be left is the raw motion of life. This simplified essence reveals itself to be an extremely repetitious process and one which I believe is highly influenced the bodily and cognitive experience of affects.

In order to visually explore these ideas my artwork is assembled organically without any preconceived planning. Each piece of cardboard I place is an aesthetic reaction to the one that preceded it and thus the exercise becomes a process driven sequence with an unknown outcome.

Although this is just a small fragment of the full installation; this piece is immensely personal. The amount of time I have spent building this artwork, the moods and feelings I have traversed during its conception, the other aspects of my life which have seeped through and are now optically present; all culminate in a result similar to that of a visual diary.

Every affect that has swayed me, or altered me, has become manifest within my work in the form of an affective trace. I believe these traces are the tangible remainder of an affect once it has moved on; a visual representation of life’s driving force.

Ben Golding - Art - Mass

Ben Golding - Art - Mass

Ben Golding - Art - Mass