White Plates engages the register of the domestic, repurposing these institutional items beyond the constraints of their functionality. The rigid aesthetics of the object are reflected through uniformity. This sculptural piece is a response to the banality of the everyday. Compiled in a stack, there is a sense of re-ordering in a controlling and systematic manner, creating an absurd topographical study. The plates are suspended in place with a wire cable, acting as a support to prevent a collapse of this order. This piece is not concerned with the origins of the object, understanding the collection of plates to exist as one entity. The purpose of the plate shifts from practical to aesthetic. Presenting multiplicities of this common object illustrated through repetition, there is emphasis on the value of the mundane.
Copyright Sophie Hambling 2018