Experiments in Unease and Order / New work by Kirsty Lowry
In Experiments in Unease and Order Lowry explores the interplay between experiences of unease or anxiety and the need to find ways to achieve a sense of order and control in our lives and surroundings.
The work experiments with the intrusion of fabricated rain in a section of an interior, domestic space.
The rain sets up a duality, at once creating a threat to the expected shelter and safety of the domestic space, whilst offering a kind of calming or meditative beauty.
The furniture itself is also disrupted, the chairs and tables are cut and the edges adorned with vibrant colour. The colour might refer to a modernist aesthetic sensibility, with the clean lines demonstrating the maker’s control of the object.
A commissioned sound work also affects the space. A subwoofer plays a 17hz infrasonic tone into the room. This extreme bass sound, below our audible range, has been scientifically attributed to inducing a sense of unease or anxiety!