Ian Wolter Saffron Walden, Essex, UK
I create kinetic sculpture, performance and films as a means to explore societal trends, possible futures. It can be overtly political though, at present, it’s a bit less so. I use a broad range of media and approaches,: Film, Kinetic Sculpture, Performance as well as a constant thread of figurative sculpture. This keeps my practice exciting and has led to some valuable collaborations. I want my art to be accessible and to foster debate, to be easily argued over. I’m fascinated by Jacques Rancière’s idea that the power of political art lies not in the tension between the art and its inherent politics but in the tension between it being simultaneously art and non-art: a hundred years after the idea that anything could be art, that art may be infected with non-art and become both more powerful and less valuable.