Ubiquitous Invisibility - Being with Glass
2017 - ongoing
Glass is the ultimate invisible material, everywhere around us, but in daily life often ignored. It facilitates many of our preoccupations, framing the world, protecting us from the elements, holding our liquor, enabling us to see into our bodies, out into the universe. It brings data to our laps through hairline threads to increasingly interactive glass screens. Yet despite its omnipresence and familiarity in our lives, we seem to either ignore its material presence, looking through its transparency, or retain the overriding perception of its fragility and potentially harmfulness.
Ubiquitous Invisibility is an ongoing body of work that explores ways of making us more aware of how glass intervenes in our perception of the world and encourages us to look, see, hear, touch, taste, smell and feel glass. In particular I am developing a 'fabric' of glass for people to wrap themselves in and lie or sit with. Participants in sharing events have described the calm, soothing effects this has on them.