Holly Wilson | Sanctuary of Excess
Updated: Jul 6, 2018
In “Sanctuary of Excess” Holly Wilson reflects on possession and the exploration of our excessive desires. A way to rethink norms and open question marks over processes, materials and the reception of the art language in the context of the objects that lay around us.
Objects act a vehicle that inform transformation for a better ideal life and alteration of personal identity. Possession of “ stuff” can also provoke a sense of power and euphoria. Consumerist media exploits the human desire of self prosperity by constantly probing us to comment on every product, and place encountered.
The purchase of objects overtime has delegated a system of normalities and systems that inform society of how to live. My discontinued objects form obsessive units which are designed to ‘enhance’ a persons life as advertised. The concept of work vs. leisure has been eliminated within the space forming nonobligatory bliss. Manipulating the excessive the work informs society to transcend from its obsession of constant prevention and upkeep.