26th February – 22nd July 2020
Louis Caseley was the second recipient of our Studio Residency Award. On Wednesday 22nd July 2020, Block 336 presented a live Zoom studio visit with Louis, to mark the end of his residency.
Louis is interested in the way in which we expect objects to function or act, and he focuses on freezing this moment or the persistent state of non-delivery in his practice. He uses this trope in various ways to explore the human desire both for understanding and for closure, which often can never be reached. His work centres around themes of collective memory, constructed fictions, mythologies and function. Through installation, video and sculpture he creates familiar but distant environments that employ cultural symbols and artefacts as objects of perception, expectation and potential. He uses found objects and images to question notions of value, origin and sustainability within contemporary art practices.