Bodies On A Rock includes moving images and sculptures and assemblages developed and made during an artists in residency program in the regional Icelandic town of Seydisfjordur. Amongst, the mountains, black waterfalls and green skies, Turner-Carrol lived and worked with the experimental art community at LungA School. The imagery developed play’s with ideas of nature, the body, perception and looking to existing colonial visions of land and the blueprints that lay within assumptions of reality.
Bodies on a Rock transforms the familiar into the unfamiliar. Polystyrene-carvings pose as fictional rocks; whipper snippers become steady cams; mirror-coated snow gloves belie their previous life; torchlight and video projections on a t-shirt or pane of Claude glass illuminate the alchemy of Turner-Carroll’s artistic process.
Deeply fascinated with unearthing tacit knowledge, Bodies on a Rock questions an inherited understanding and relationship to the non-human world, particularly through the lens of the body. As viewers navigate and self-edit their experience of the installation, their body becomes a site of perception and subjectivity – indeed, a landscape of its own.