Sarah Eyre, Twitch, shift, jerk, slip, repeat, 2020, still from animated GIF.
Nominated by Stephanie Fletcher, University of Salford Art Collection.
‘Twitch, shift, jerk, slip, repeat’. These are words that describe both my animated GIF and the feeling of being on the cusp; of being suspended between different spaces and states, and the feeling of fragmentation as we navigate unfamiliar terrains, constantly re-drawing our boundaries as our physical presence and visibility in the world continually slips and changes. The piece reflects the way that many of us find ourselves existing in an in-between place, somewhere between virtual and physical worlds, communicating through barriers, windows and screens and having to negotiate the unexpected materialities of this new space including the disruptive buffering, freezing and glitching of our virtual lives.’
Eyre (UK) is a lens-based artist based in-between Manchester and Leeds. She recently completed a practice-led PhD at Manchester School of Art.
Courtesy the artist, commissioned by University Of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery.