Various public locations
Images: Shaun Matthews
Fragments is a series of installations of fragmented and reassembled objects. The work explores ideas around the fragmentation and reconnection associated with migration and relocation. Working with concepts of inside and out as well as visible and invisible, connected and disconnected.
The works are a series of distinct yet related installations in different spaces in the city, appropriating unused and public spaces. A consideration of migration and claiming place.
Candace Smith lives and works in Wellington. Her work consists primarily of temporary constructions and assemblages. Which appear in both urban and natural environments. Usually small scale, quiet interventions made from deconstructed found objects, reassembled in unexpected and borrowed spaces. The installations are conversation in motion. An early iteration of this project saw Candace work as part of the Performance Arcade 2018.
Each weekend in June a work will be installed. These are as follows:
1 - Seethru
Invisible networks and fragmented connections.
Adhesive photographic kaleidoscope patterns on bus shelters
Locations: transparent bus shelters addresses to be confirmed
2 - Reflection
A fragment of the sky reflected in mirrors on the pavements of the city street. A brief, unexpected moment to breathe and reflect. Address and GPS will be provided once installed
3 - Converse ation
A trunk- ated converse ation is a suspended installation of reassembled fragments of communication devices. An abandoned phone booth on Glenmore Street
4 - Converse ation continued
Conversation continued is an interconnected, suspended structure made of multiple components which all move in relation to another.
A consideration on connecting to people and a place. Hand writing, a personal connection, is evident as opposed to mechanical modes in the phone booth.
A suspended installation made of flax plants and paper.
Glover Park, Garrett Street
This project is also being supported by Urban Dream Brokerage’s 2018 peer to peer mentoring programme with Candace working with Vivien Atkinson. More information here.