What is going on here?
Helen Dilkes, What’s going on here?, 2015, timber, high impact polystyrene, concealed object
La Trobe St
I am putting an art object into your world, in an outdoor environment, and proposing that you take time to investigate, and to ask: what’s going on here between me and this thing; between me, the thing and space? There is movement, sensation and change in me; what draws my attention; where is the boundary between me and thing? The work invites you to explore with the molecularity of your senses (but not your eyes) and to contemplate how we might think object, art object or thing, as event, or generating event-space – the affect of some thing that emerges from the general ongoing activity of the world.
Artist Helen Dilkes
RMIT Alumni Courtyard
About the Artist
Helen Dilkes is an artist, and current PhD candidate, working with the making of a range of small-scale objects and installations, some of which speculate on wearability. With a keen interest in duration, from her past experience in music performance and soundscape research, her current art practice and research explores what it is to make things such as surfaces and forms from stuff and put them into others’ worlds, in an art context. Helen brings the ephemeral of duration, via philosophies and non-Euclidean geometries, into the so-called concrete of substance; and investigates ways of thinking/experiencing continuum – between person and object, virtual and real, for example.