NICK ROBERTS : LACUNA
August – September 2011
The idea behind this new collection of work is to attempt an understanding of psychical shifts, through objects. Familiar settings and domestic objects are manipulated into a conversion of meaning.
Throughout Nick’s work runs this flux between, knowing and recognition, to uncertainty, confusion and break down. His interests in psychoanalytical ideas are confronted through coarse and domestic materials. He endeavours to indicate something of an internal landscape by using external objects.
Through working with carbon paper he suggests something about the way we leave a mark or imitate what has come before. It is at this moment that we hold our breath, to impress or to be impressed. What is outside must leave a mark inside, and so-forth. Lacunar amnesia, in psychology, amnesia about a specific event / Lacuna (manuscripts), a missing section of text / Lacuna (linguistics), a lexical gap in a language.