Torin Francis: When do we look out, when do we look in?

10 February

March 2, 2024

Outer Space

When do we look out, when do we look in? is a continuation of research and investigation into the material properties of weather balloons and the interrelationships between body, time and space. Through a site responsive approach, Francis unpacks ideas of temporality and impermanency in relation to the body through sculptural intervention. Water is used as a material and metaphor for time cycles and torn remnants of latex balloons are suspended in states of transition. When do we look out before we look in? looks to unpack the complexities and limitations of Western conceptions of linear time and the impact of place on shaping understandings of spatiotemporal experience.

Torin Francis is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist originally from London. His practice considers the devices we use to quantify, navigate, and comprehend the way in which the passing of time is perceived and experienced. This engagement with these mechanisms is explored through poetic relationships between objects and space in site-responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, and moving image works. Since graduating from Honours in Fine Art at the Queensland University of Technology in 2017, Francis has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions locally and interstate. He has been awarded a number of prizes and grants and continues to work as an artist assistant with various artists and assists with the fabrication and installation of exhibitions for museums and galleries.

OPENING
6-9pm, Friday 9 February 2023
JWAC Gallery, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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