Mary Jane Warburton

The Uncomfortable

By transposing the boundaries between the internal and external body, my practice uses the abstraction of flesh as a screen for the projection of self and internal experience. The work references theories of ‘The Uncanny’ and thus the feeling of being uncomfortable in the experience of people, sounds and environments that highlight internal and subconsciously engrained fears and associations. Inspired by artists such as Tony Oursler and Pipilotti Rist, and the use of projection to reference internal experience and one’s position in relation to external environments, the works have projected disturbing and abstracted imagery, combined with a whirlwind of audio, aiding the creation of discomfort. Bulbous, globular shapes emulate a physically inner environment that provides an ideal surface to project the elimination of the barrier between the internal and external spheres of consciousness and the physical effects of thought.