2017 Finalists

Fiona KEMP

Artist statement: During a recent artist residency in Finland I carried around an object, a cheap plastic inflatable globe. Every day, I breathed into it, I photographed it. I found myself beginning to notice its response to the environments I was situating it in. It kept surprising me.

Toward the end of the residency it developed a puncture and it kept deflating. This was prophetic as previously I had been purposely not fully inflating it. Somewhere along our journey together I had been too rough with it. It reminded me that the way I treated it had had an effect on it.


Fiona KEMP
World view (1)  2019
from the series World view
pigment ink-jet print
30.0 x 22.5 cm
courtesy of the artist


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