L.O.D is a new installation of work by Glasgow-based artist Paul Deslandes. The work explores health inequalities in the context of mental illness by way of investigating the resulting surgical procedures as physical manifestations of these disparities. References to the landscape within the work and the geographical span of the installation metaphorically highlight an indissociable social paradigm, while the omnipresence of the institutional embodies a figuration of a past still lingering and questions socio-spatial isolation within the community.
The research has led the work to make use of biomedical specimens and data-sets which through various processes have transposed themselves into multilayered artifacts. The result is a work that conveys an ambivalent sense of beauty and eeriness through moving image, animation and sculptural objects. The exhibition bridges over two venues The Number Shop in Edinburgh, and the 24hour Window in Glasgow.
Special thanks to the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering Strathclyde University, Dr James F. C. Windmill, Roger Domingo-Roca.