Thomas Rowland
SHOWS 2020

Art & Design Foundation

For this work, I focused on the idea of being trapped in the mind, unable to escape your own thoughts slowly eating away at you, forcing you to lose touch with reality itself.  

During an hour-long performance, I sat, closed in a sealed box whilst drawing on the inner walls. Emerging from the space, my white clothing was blackened from the drawings and writing and signified how being trapped had tainted me. The accompanying sound recordings were made whilst in this confinement, capturing the scratches of drawing materials running along the paper, giving the piece an almost distorting effect for the viewer. This is a presentation of the fractured mind, which aims to represent a deeper, more claustrophobic side of myself.  

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