Recently, I have been buying books like they are about to be burnt. The best series that I have found is ‘Routledge Critical Thinkers’. They are introductions and analysis’ to all of the seminal philosophers and critics of the arts and therefore, life. Currently I’m working my way through Roland Barthes.
Kyla Harris’s recent body of work stems from numerous NHS appointments and her experience of restricted mobility. Her installations and sculptures are of surrealistic domestic objects made from primarily used or expired medical supplies. Notions of dis/comfort, sustainability and the home are left as remnants of subverted interiors for the viewer to experience. Because of Harris's disability, much of her sculpture is collaborative. She has carers or personal assistants that construct and assist in the making of her work.