MADDIE SHARROCK



Maddie Sharrock
Untitled
false wall, convex & concave mirrors
Variable dimensions
© 2009

Like Yayoi Kusama’s Peep Shop/Endless Love Show (1966), Untitled intends to investigate the act of staring. By replacing the windows of the Sample cabinet with a white wall and strategically affixing two squared mirrors - one concave and the other convex, which hold at each centre a peephole - the viewer is invited to peer into two darkened spaces. When they do, they will feel nothing but a light breath of air on their eye.

Sharrock's Untitled is an investigation into subjective perception, using ingredients such as darkness, light and mirrors to heighten the viewer’s awareness of their bodily senses and proximities. The work's engagement with the viewer is subtle and aims to quietly ‘nudge’ the limitations of perception.

Maddie is currently studying Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the VCA, and has previously exhibited as part of the Victoria Harbour Young Artists Initiative at Docklands.