‘A table set for four’
August 17th @ 6pm
130 Victoria St
I have responded to the home by developing the sentimental and universally emotive work ‘A Table Set for Four’. This domestic work consists of four video-recorded dinner plates which are projection-mapped onto empty ceramic plates installed on a wooden table. Three of the meals are dissected by cutlery and disappear into an invisible consumer’s mouth, as the sounds of the metal tapping and scraping are amplified loudly. The fourth plate at the table remains untouched, turning cold with disappointment as the family realises that its final member is not coming. This collectively familiar setting represents feelings of absence and aching associated with a family member who is absent within the home. The home is not the same without them, dominated by the awareness of their missing presence. This work is significant for viewers from all backgrounds who have lost, been separated from, or lost connection with a loved one.
Jessica Coldrey is an emerging contemporary artist informed by her studies in social science and fine art. Her practice incorporates new media in the form of sculpture, installation and digital works. In Jess’ work, she explores subjects relating to her own functionality as an artist and her personal experiences of life and technology. Connecting to the idea of home, Jess has reflected on absence and family life by creating an innovative projection-mapped dinner table. This work is significant for viewers from all backgrounds who have lost, been separated from, or lost connection with a loved one.