Emergent Momenta is an examination of time as a malleable fabric that can be stretched and contorted in ways that alter fundamental perceptions of the world around us. Through timelapse recordings, found object glass sculptural videos, solar-powered lightboxes, viewer-reactive mixed media, and even large scale flipbooks, the work of Joshua Watts flattens, expands, and distorts our notions of time in unexpected and exciting ways.
“This exhibition represents several threads of my recent bodies of work that have woven together to explore the subjective nature of time and the infinite opportunities it offers. Timelapse videography is the starting point of many works, where a camera records the narrow confines of a scene as it evolves and changes over the course of several days. The revealed emergent behaviours and patterns would never be seen through normal observational methods and I am fascinated by the possibilities contained within each moment. Viewers are encouraged to actively participate in this examination of perception”
-Joshua Watts, January 2017
FN Designs is a multidisciplinary art and design studio based in Dubai, FN is the Arabic word for “the arts.” Curiosity, creativity and aspirations sit at the heart of FN Designs diverse body of work. Conceptual and visual design, illustrations, photography, publication and clothing are the layers that our studio has to offer whilst applying pragmatic and creative solutions. FN Designs creates a design-centric social community within Dubai, through innovative and collaborative events. FN Designs also hosts art related events that offers patrons and art lovers an opportunity to see local artists at work and get acquainted with them on a personal and interactive level.
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Image caption: Joshua Watts, The Constructed Horizon, 2016, Multiple Exposure Photography on Somerset Paper, 61 x 91cm