Lauren Halford

I’m interested in the appropriation of materials and use found objects to directly inform my practice. I unpick their forms both conceptually and physically, inspecting their elements and diffusing their functionality; drawing attention to and manipulating their surfaces.

I intervene as a third party between an objects’ current and future state, acting as the physical process that comes between their beginning and end. By rubbing, chipping, sanding, patching and filling I give into a cathartic, sometimes obsessive desire to ‘take care’ of objects; but in the process they undergo a change, becoming dislocated from their original state. Their identities are removed and the forms that are left aren’t immediately recognisable or functional. Sometimes the outcome reveals more about the process of fixing and unfixing it; revealing or destroying it.