Untitled [Agents], 2016-ongoingNylon ripstop fabric, wooden dowelsDimensions variable
While conceiving this work, John Tennison was interested in creating a scenario in which an unknowing audience were subjects of an unseen spectacle. The act of flying a black kite at night transformed a seemingly innocuous gesture into something almost malevolent - less purposeful than powerful; a silent, solitary protest. The work has evolved to function as a form of disclosure; the iterated objects become symbols of their unseen flights - records of countless performances that were never witnessed. In an age of constant surveillance and nearly infinite image saturation, invisibility is a potent and disquieting form of agency.