Lily Wales

Lily is a visual artist whose practice aims to provide a critique on the UK’s ballistic missile programme, Trident – investigating how invisible systems occupy space within the political and natural landscape. By exploring Trident as a wet and tense brain of grey matter and morbid material, whose physical passing into a space demonstrates the fragility of an environment’s atmosphere; in turn, viewing the notion of patrol and waiting as an act of war in itself, emitting a time within space for future nuclear warfare.
At BOM, she will be working at the intersection of art and technology, with sculptural work that reacts to the presence of its audience, via Raspberry Pi technology; experimenting with forms that illuminate from the inside and pulsate in reaction to a viewer. Conceptually the work will investigate how invisible systems occupy space within the political and natural landscape. Lily will also develop the use of solenoid valves for water mechanisms, considering the relationship between dripping water and the behaviour of radar. As well as experimenting with bubbling water, suggesting the existence of leviathan beneath the surface. As stated by Marshall McLuhan, fish know nothing about water, they have no anti-environment, such as the media, to allow them to perceive the element the live in. With that in mind a goal of the work is to provide an answer to the question of, what does underwater life see when it encounters a Trident submarine?

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