Francesca at Fiumano Projects shows a wide range of art and these “machines” by RCA student Cara Mills were a case in point. The first was her painting machine where paint from short brushes was flicked onto the wall from a constantly revolving conveyor belt.
The heavy viscous paint builds up over time encrusting the wall.
The other machine, the Labour of Ideas has all her ideas about making art (with a star rating out of 10) written on paper scrolls which are then shredded, falling like snow to form a mound on the floor.
The contrast of splat, drip, cut, float, wet, dry etc. forms an irreverent, joyful and witty conversation on the physical act of making, the ideas running parallel and the way the viewer feels.
Just focusing on the growing pile of shredded paper is very soothing – time seems to slow down.