Shan Turner-Carroll is currently included in Bodies On A Rock, a new presentation at Verge Gallery that includes moving images, sculptures and assemblages developed and made during an artist in residency program in the regional Icelandic town of Seyðisfjörður. Amongst the mountains, black waterfalls and green skies, Turner-Carroll lived and worked with the experimental art community, LungA School. This experience informed the basis for Bodies on a Rock, that is the examination nature, the body, and perception of existing colonial visions of land and the blueprints that lay within assumptions of reality.
Bodies on a Rock transforms the familiar into the unfamiliar. Polystyrene carvings pose as fictional rocks, whipper snippers become steady cams, mirror-coated snow gloves belie their previous life, torchlight and video projections on a t-shirt or pane of Claude glass, illuminate the alchemy of Turner-Carroll’s artistic process.
Deeply fascinated with unearthing tacit knowledge, Bodies on a Rock questions an inherited understanding and relationship to the non-human world, particularly through the lens of the body. As viewers navigate and self-edit their experience of the installation, their body becomes a site of perception and subjectivity–indeed, a landscape of its own.
Bodies On A Rock continues through 2 September and further information can be found on the Verge Gallery website here.