'Some saints move to more financial cities', 2018, 3D render (detail) for mixed-media installation
For the RijksOPEN 2018, Jude Crilly presents Some saints move to more financial cities (2018), a rhythmic installation with its own precise but fractal logic. Using materials like hand-woven aluminium chains, cnc-milled wood and cast glass, a reductive visual language begins to emerge.
The installation takes modularity and repetition as a starting point. However, the more the viewer looks, the more the eye recognises variation within the folds of this coded system: using jumpy strategies like scale, zoom and inversion, this simple language gradually becomes deregulated and unpredictable.
The installation presents the first phase of a new body of sculptural and text works exploring the limitations of language. In the work the artist makes an appeal to the energetic poetics of the non-verbal. The work further explores questions surrounding currency, the economics of handcraft and re-materalising the digital.
Jude Crilly’s practice consists of sculpture, performance, sound and drawing. Her installations and performances explore how undisciplined agents find unexpected ways to work within fixed and networked systems.