Photo Credit: Christopher Steadman
Steadman's work is a multi-media installation including objects, video, and photography. The piece develops the artist's interest in themes surrounding the state of solitude / being isolated; feeling lonely / being alone; memory and loss. Inspired by a recent visit to a children's hospital, 'puste puste heile heile', (a German phrase said to children suffering or in pain which literally translates to 'blow blow heal heal', words to give comfort and hope) the piece focuses around an assembled pile of broken glass. A personal object from the artist's childhood that was once whole, and is now broken. Surrounding the pile of broken glass are mirrors and windows reflecting and showing projections evocative of past or present, as an archaeological study to retrace the sensibility of a child's ability to invest magic in the power of a phrase like 'puste puste heile heile' with the complete belief that those words will make everything alright.
Dimensions: 3m x 20m x 20m; Duration: 10 mins. looped.
Video and photographic projections using objects, glass and mirrors