“Experiencing the world from home, we look through all sorts of windows to the outside – the windows of the room, of screens, of books. A window is a square horizon.” Olafur Eliasson, 2020
A window is a square horizon presents a new body of work which continues Streader’s investigations of light and space in a minimal 2D and sculptural context, drawing from previous explorations of colour, perspective and optical phenomena. The exhibition examines interior and exterior space through geometric abstraction and distortion. A window is a square horizon considers a future where these spaces might only exist as memory, reshaped by one's experience and perception of these worlds through the structural and psychological boundaries of windows.
These works explore line, colour and distortion through light and leadlight glass panels to trace and preserve the memory of each site. Through variations of the square, angling and offsetting materials and pattern, this series aims to reveal the shifting and unstable nature of perception through visual disorientation.
The development of this work has been supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 arts grants.
Each artwork is made with ripple glass, electroluminescent tape, aluminium, enamel, acrylic, foam core, electronic components, approximately 50 x 50 x 10 cm