'Some saints move to more financial cities', 2018, 3D render (detail) for mixed-media installation
Through the use of modularity and repetition, Jude Crilly presents Some saints move to more financial cities (2018), a rhythmic installation with its own precise but fractal logic. Using materials like paper, cast rubber, glass, and hand-woven aluminium chains, a reductive visual language begins to emerge.
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 work exploring the limitations of language. In the work the artist makes an appeal to the energetic poetics of the non-verbal.