Andrew Wood

Artist Statement

Existing in the slippage between medium; video, performance, object and installation are developed simultaneously in the studio, the work lives multiple lives over the course of its existence. Turning from object to prop (that may have to be performed in order to ‘activate’ it), into video (as either documentation or edited narrative) then back into object, remnant or cannibalized into something anew. The aesthetics of prop and object exists in a form of inter-state, often looking on the brink of collapse, autobiographical elements melt back into a wider mix of political and cultural commentary. Recognizable character archetypes jostle with more obscure references and a darkly humorous image emerges.