Untitled (Rainbow) comes from a larger body of work entitled Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity. This research looked into the possibility of female subjectivity in a society based in patriarchy. Navigating feminist thought through equality, difference and androgyny and considering the theories of Irigaray, Derrida, Kristeva and others.
12 coloured pencils are removed from their packet and placed into a container. A pencil is selected at random from the container. Using a ruler a straight line is drawn, a ruler width distance from the left edge of a landscape A4 white piece of paper. The line starts 2cm from the top of the paper and finishes 2cm from the bottom. The pencil is returned to the container. The ruler is moved 3mm to the right (by eye). Another pencil is selected at random and other line drawn. The process repeats until a line is drawn a ruler width distance from the right edge of the paper. The series continues.
Two identical black rectangular light boxes with white text APPLAUSE written across the acrylic fronts. The word APPLAUSE illuminates for two minutes on the first box while the APPLAUSE is extinguished on the second box. Then the first box extinguishes for two minutes, while APPLAUSE illuminates the second box for two minutes. This sequence repeats continuously.
A4 sheets of coloured paper (blue, red, pink, yellow and green) have been cut into 4cm wide strips of paper. The strips have been shuffled together. As a strip is removed from the resulting pile, it’s corresponding colour is cross stitched into the next square of the grid. Each square is made up of 5 x 5 cross stitches; each grid is made up of 10 x 10 squares. The series continues.