Abi Charlesworth’s work surrounds the ideas of object debris and mutation. In transforming the object through materials she alters the functionality and displaces the object into a new landscape. As fictionalised objects they reference the original form before deteriorating and shedding the old objects skin. Anew and functionless they roam between reality and dreams searching for shelter. Charlesworth's sculptural language is deeply rooted in peripheral object encounters where she is drawn to out of place and partial objects. As a dialogue between herself and the object she converses with the form, material and scale to unfold the objects narrative. Her more recent work explores the boundaries of silence, danger and traces. In researching around these subjects she is interested in the tension that can be held by objects and landscape.
Coded small details are included in the installations as pointers and hints towards the original sculptural encounter with the object. In restarting/ resetting the narrative the remnants of an event acts as memories, shifting focus to a new timeline that is temporal and site specific. Each work plays on personal experience with objects and landscape pushing the form through her own understandings, to regurgitate and make sense of the world Charlesworth negotiates. As clues her sculptures relate to each other conversing to produce a new narrative, feeling or atmosphere, allowing herself to unravel closer to comprehension.