Lucy is a speculative artist whose work seeks to capture ontological questions around artificial and formal divides – the human/machine, subject/object, divisions between art and law. So far this has been through painting and sculpture, telling the story of her personal experience of having a pacemaker, and the sentience she perceives the device to have. For Lucy, being a speculative artist encapsulates anything emerging from her originally painted work, such as sculpture, sound, data, vibration and video. Given the electrical dimensions of both the heart and the pacemaker, she sees electricity as an aesthetic form in itself, and a recurring life-force throughout her practice. (Cyren means current and Aur, gold, in Welsh).
Lucy Finchett-Maddock ‘Umbilical Buddy’ Video, 1 min 47 sec (2020)
Lucy Finchett-Maddock ‘Not my Road’ Video, 47 sec (2020)
Lucy Finchett-Maddock ‘A Series of Repetitive Beats’ (I don’t know much about you) Video and audio, 4 min 31 sec (2020)
WARNING: Video Contains Flashing Images