ADZING PLANES LIKE WANING MOONS
2022. installation; woodwork sculptures, soundwork (10min)
group show. with Beau W Beakhouse.
Thinking Green, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
8 April - 18 September 2022
‘adzing planes like waning moons’ is a site of connection and speculation, creating a space to communicate differently. Continuing Beau and Sadia’s exploration of the materials, means and possibilities of dialogue beyond colonial limits, the work uses a modified version of the Filipino board game Sungka - made using traditional green woodwork techniques - to consider the histories of botanical imperialism, labour, craft and language.
Surrounding this is a sound work, a narrated science-fiction short story, A Medium for all the Moments Outside of Time about the future of language and connection, the possibility of communion and relation with other places and times.
Images: Polly Thomas