Sophie Behal, The Existence of Things (dark)

Sophie Behal, The Existence of Things (Light)

Sophie Behal, ThoughT Bubble

‘Here is a thought to hold on to during the twists and turns that follow. Thinking, which is properly nothing and nowhere, can only lay hold of itself in the form of a thing. When we think about thinking, we must think about it as though it were some kind of thing. But not just anything will do, for it seems that it needs to be a special kind of thing, a thing apt to embody thought- a thinking thing.’ 1 Sophie presents her work in multidisciplinary installations characterised by an emphasis on analogue photographic practices and sculptural elements. Her work is concerned with material experimentation and the transitional properties of matter. It explores the negotiable delicate balance of things in this world and the constancy of change. Sophie investigates invisible forces, particularly that of thought and thinking and creates works that are near nothings, that fold in on themselves and become reflexive precarious things. These quasi objects have a life of their own and they offer a condensed microcosm of the daily interchanges of the wider world. 1 Connor, Steven. Thinking Things. A plenary lecture given at the 9th annual conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), Aarhus, Denmark, 25 August 2008 and as the Textual Practice lecture, University of Sussex, 14 October 2009.

The Existence of Things (Dark)
Printed in 2015
Silver Gelatin photographic print on Ilford fibre based matt Archival paper
33w x 46h cm
Edition of 3
Framed
€380

The Existence of Things (Light)
Printed in 2015
Silver Gelatin photographic print on Ilford fibre based matt Archival paper
33w x 46h cm
Edition of 3
Framed
€380

Thought Bubble
Printed in 2013
Silver Gelatin photographic print on Ilford fibre based matt Archival paper
40w x 50h cm
Edition of 1
Framed
€660

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