Intensity of affect
Intensity of affect

Felt, light and sound installation, 2017 Graduate Show, Glasgow School of Art. © Nicole Manley, 2017. Photo Jack McCombe.

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Holes
Holes

Felted black Hebridean wool, at "Transience" show, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, 2017. ©Nicole Manley, 2017.

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Untitled
Untitled

Felted black Hebridean wool, at "Residual" show, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, 2017. ©Nicole Manley, 2017.

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Felted black Hebridean wool, at "Residual" show, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, 2017. ©Nicole Manley, 2017.

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SMOOTH & STRIATED

I use felt to explore the tension between striated and smooth spaces, as defined by Deleuze and Guattari, who state that striated space is controlled by the sedentary, where movement is confined to a horizontal plane in straight lines, whereas smooth space is open ended, where travel is curved, changing and unexpected. I am using felt, to create smooth space. However it is not simply smooth, as there are also holes within this space. Deleuze and Guattari state that “holey space itself communicates with smooth and striated space”. Perhaps here the glimpse of light communicates between these spaces.