© 2019 by JADE CHORKULARB

I WANT TO BREAK FREE, 2018

 

I Want To Break Free is a project that explores the effects of feeling trapped in the mind and spirit as when we’re caught up in the inescapable, dark ocean of our internal ruminations. 

I Want to Break Free is an interactive installation where the audience can create their own responses on paper to be displayed on a corresponding “reaction wall” next to the sculpture. The installation consists of two parts; a large sculpture and the wall.  A standalone sculpture (approximately 180cm x 190cm x 120cm) consisting of two cubes (of different sizes) made out of wire with several intertwined LED strips of two different colours passing through like abstracted waves, mimicking the up and down feelings going on in our brains. The two cubes are suspended at unstable angles mimicking our minds and creating an impression of tension. The larger of the cage-like cubes directs the flow of the waves but only as far as the next (smaller) cage as our thoughts and feelings try to escape our mind but always find another barrier that keeps them trapped inside. The audience  interact with the piece by responding on small paper notepads which they can stick on the wall next to it. 

ALL BY MYSELF, 2018

All By Myself’ explores the effects of loneliness on the mind and spirit as when we’re caught up in the inescapable, dark ocean of our internal ruminations. This project seeks to raise awareness of the UK’s growing loneliness epidemic as more people than ever are suffering from its consequences. Loneliness is likely to affect all of us at some point in our lives. It can hit anyone at any time and it is not only distressing, but is implicated in health problems such as an increased risk of heart disease. This led me to carry out research and create this project exploring the problem through Buddhism. As a Buddhist, I believe these have been caused by the mind’s tendency to cling to the past or to fret about the future. We have to identify this stage our mind goes through and to realise we have to let it go and concentrate on the present. 

DARK DEEP I

Mixed media on canvas

152 x 112 x 20 cm

2018

DARK DEEP I Closed up

DARK DEEP II

Mixed media on canvas

152 x 112 x 20 cm

2018