It’s ‘the outpourings of things that sit at the periphery’ that interest Sean Edwards; ‘the incidental moments and small objects in life that we sometimes neglect.’ His sculptural installations embrace print, photography, moving image and spoken word, generating dialogues with the spaces in which they are shown. Edwards compares the relationship of an installation’s component parts to that of ‘poems in a poetry collection, self-contained yet connected.’ Undo Things Done (2019), his installation in a Venetian church, contained many such poems, including banner-like Welsh wholecloth quilts and Refrain (2019), a 25-minute radio play performed by his mother that speaks of ‘a sense of ritual, of hesitations, of falters, of mistakes.’
Sean Edwards (born 1980, Cardiff) lives in Cardiff. Edwards studied at the Cardiff School of Art & Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
Sculpture is a process – the making is never complete. The viewer can enter into that process. They play a part in the creation of the work in much the same way as reading.
– Sean Edwards