Action Dissipates/Structure Decays
Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher’s work is engaged with sculpture as a process-led, open-ended practice. Interested in the idea of materiality as encompassing a conglomerate of relations in which matter is modified by time, change and process, and working with responsive materials, the intention is to construct a temporal arc in which the presentation is just a moment in the timeline of the work. Through a series of actions impressed in the forming of the work, the processual life of the artwork is emphasised to open up possibilities for how the work is engaged and encountered in a given space. Enacted over time, these gestures are traced in the space as residues that emerge from the work’s array of processes. Assembled into the installation, these residues are mediated through the action of viewing, affected by the forces of attention and movement, which form and deform the work.