Artworks featured alongside model, Layla Ong @laylaong / @basicmodels, Photography : Jovian Lim @jovian.lim, Assisted by Rachel Cheng, Fashion works: HIKARI featuring "Dress no.5" by Josiah Chua @josiahchua, Assisted by Misato Kato @kiteretsuuu, Multi-layer polymeric light film, iridescent pink metallic organza, Artworks: ‘The Scale of Leap Scenario’ (2018) , by Bradley Foisset, Mirrored steel and wood 201.8 x 73.1 x 139.2 cm
MONARCH , 2018, Chan + Hori Contemporary , Singapore
Bradley Foisset explores the idea of transformation and its possibilities, relating to historical records of moon exploration and Hollywood. He is interested in the transformation of ordinary objects into catalysts that bring about abundance, love and protection. By creating monuments or talismans, artists can manipulate objects and materials to confer power upon them - through prayer, anointing, inscribing and so forth. Bradley aims to channel meanings through object and material interference in a similar kind of alchemy, bringing components together to form more than the sum of their parts. Touching upon myth, objects, magic, histories and superstition to contemplate the possibilities of transformation, he has applied materials to his works as an act of challenging cultural authority and historical understanding.
Bradley Foisset, TheScaleOfLeapScenario(2018) Mirrored steel and wood, 201.8 x 73.1 x 139.2 cm
Utilising collected negatives of amateur photographers capturing their home television screens, Bradley Foisset cuts and tapes the negatives to create interesting collage juxtapositions. Prior to the mission, calendar girl images were fixed to cardboard wrist checklist cards, unbeknownst to the space crew. Secreted onboard their spacecraft it was initially intended as a joke. Pictured is Pete Conrad's wrist checklist, open at the page which faintly shows model Reagan Wilson. (NASA photo AS12-48-7071) lower right
The artist has layered the amateur 'screengrabs' of the Apollo 12 voyage and layered them with more poetic images of the ghostly female photographs. Which he perceives as the moon's collected memory of the soon to be earth returned artifacts.