Our room is a space where we tend to allow ourselves to be the most vulnerable, and an invitation to join us in this space expects a similar expression of vulnerability from those who accept. It is to venture into the unknown, to accept or be accepted into an intimate space. This installation is intended to inspire the feeling of stumbling upon a strange and unknown environment. The objects/creatures within the space are composed of charming colours and materials that are inviting to touch while, in contrast, employing forms which are strange, uncanny, or unsettling. The scene hints at the tension between feelings of temptation and trepidation around the unfamiliar.
Cleo Halfpenny is an emerging artist with a sculpture/installation-based practice working primarily with textiles as a medium. Her practice focuses on comfort and notions of the home paired with absurdity and the surreal. The objects that she creates seek to evoke a sense of whimsy and play at the same time as a vague uneasiness.