DAVID LAWREY & JAKI MIDDLETON
Time Trap (2015), kinetic sculpture.
Time Trap is a miniature embodiment of the mythical ‘ghost train’, and carries with it the associations of wonder, fear and mystery. The train appears to travel across the path of a decaying wooden bridge before disappearing into the side of a mountain. After a short period, the train reappears to re-trace the same cycle. The work refers to the locomotive's historical association with enlightenment and human progress, and interrogates the notion of progress by creating a narrative that only moves forward through a repetition of the past. The ‘ghosting’ of the train uses the effect, Pepper’s Ghost where the physical object is reflected into the visual space through the use of reflective glass combined with specific lighting.
Time trap, 2015, kinetic sculpture.