Whitebait, pigs & isinglass 
 water balloons, isinglass, pig lard, 2019

In an investigation into material relationships, this project featured a ‘fish shift’ – seeing isinglass made from fish bladders housed inside water balloons, married with fish forms cast in pig lard. This exchange, between matter and form, is inspired by philosopher Gilbert Simondon’s exploration of hylomorphism as a mentality and theory of form being imposed onto matter. Such material interplay is where the art aims to lie here, balanced between whitebait and water balloon.




Installation VCA, University of Melbourne, May 2019.








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Mark