Working with various recording and presentation technologies such as film and projection, Poppy Bisdee creates minimal sculptures and installations which reflect space and time, and emphasise the physical, sensory and temporal experience of the work. The viewer is a central element, and by mirroring their physicality through images, sounds and shadows, Bisdee brings into question their role as spectator, subject or performer.
Bisdee’s works are often a response to the space where they are to ultimately be experienced by the viewer, generating various site-specific works in both the white cube spaces, and spaces charged with a history. By emphasising the sensory quality of materials in her work, Bisdee aims to heighten the viewer’s awareness of their perceptive senses. Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering use of photography to capture movement and time, Bisdee uses lengths of film in a similar vein, reflecting the viewer’s movement in a length of time. This has led on to explorations using a length of film to direct the duration of the act of viewing.
Fascinated by light, space and time, Bisdee explores ways of capturing and depicting these minimal and ephemeral elements that make up an experience. For example, in 12.11.10 a space was photographed at one moment in time. This photograph is then projected back into the space; and, this held moment presented through the transience of light, is framed by the constantly advancing time of the present space.
Summer Shows 2012
Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.More information