Weight of worry

McPherson_Weightofworry1

2016

Relief printed etching on rice paper, pigment ink, archival glues.

160 X 50 X 20 cm.

 

Weight of worry (2016) is a part of an ongoing investigation into materiality and measurement of affect. It is a bag for the gathering and measuring worries, an impossibility porous paper bag of worked paper. It is an uncomfortable and unknowable action of affects.

 

The work is made from relief printed rice paper, hand coloured, and then cut and reconfigured as tapes or thread. In this reconfiguring, the measurement device of a circle is deconstructed to strips of unreadable markers. Making a bag to hold affect is a way of thinking about how we enact affect by actions.