Bea Taylor Searle

Bea Taylor SearleBea Taylor Searle

BA (Hons) Fine Art (with creative computing) – Central Saint Martins, 2021

You are invited to view the façades of a house, like a curious mouse.

The first façade you encounter is covered by installation and sculptural work, and, for some reason, you know it is the most recent. It comments on the interaction between the internet and the domestic space: and the cursor (mouse) reminds you of ways of navigating the two spaces. Here, you explore a variety of processed materials such as steel, concrete, and MDF. These materials allow to build a conversation around control, human error, and perfection, but also the mouse as an extension of the body allowing the internet to fill the interior space.

Through the second façade you encounter an exploration of the digital space, and wonder how this could be on a façade? It is a place where we can explore the difference between a viewer and a user (especially when viewing artworks online and in the context of website building). This façade is built in HTML and CSS, sometimes JavaScript (for a more interactive experience). The viewer is encouraged to manipulate the size of the browser; to decide to watch a film full screen or in a small window surrounded by ads; to listen through headphones or speakers. A conversation of control between the artists and the viewer develops: creating a performative experience on the web. Just like in the first façade you encounter control, and you think of your 5 senses: you are asked to navigate with your hand, but a sense of touch is lost, your eyes and ears are your only senses that are being stimulated.

My dear viewer, welcome to the outside of my house.

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"There has always been a connection between coding and weaving, so I wanted to create a connection between hand stitching and the cursor; both the needle and the mouse become extensions of the hand."



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