Charlotte McCarthy b. 1995
'The most interesting characteristic of the cube is that it is relatively uninteresting. It is best used as a basic unit…from which the work may proceed. -Sol Lewitt'
As a Sculptural Installation artist, my practice has accumulated into a portfolio of multidisciplinary art, which allows me to test an audience’s experience with their environment. I’ve been influenced by Merleau-Ponty and Hegel’s take on Phenomenology, in the attempt to find the audiences truest embodied experience of the work. By using steel rods as my main material for building strong and deconstruct-able Installations; I create environments that that are considered comfortable to enter - due to the structures being recognisable from worldwide industrial developments.
Currently studying my MA in Fine Art at the University of Chichester, I am developing my exploration of space by continuing to develop my construction skills alongside pursuing elements of Performance work by predominantly documenting the performers experience.
As appointed Artist in Residence, 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre, I have been focusing on the architecture of the building. This has become the grounding point for my work. I have spent hours in-situ around the Theatre sketching and sewing aspects of the architecture alongside researching and making my own versions of the Architectural drawings.