[Details on Request] were very pleased to attend the opening of Gaea Todd’s work at the Marsden Woo Project Space. The first clue to Todd’s work were two knots of hair attached to the banisters of the stairs- these knots formed the beginning of a glass runged Rapunzel ladder which fell down to the basement Project Space where there were a series of glass based installations.
[DoR] were fascinated by the red wine filled glass tubes of ‘Reverberations’ which protruded from three walls surrounding and containing the viewer. The feeling of wonderment at the technical skill of the installation was matched by an acute awareness of self as any movement made could move (or snap) any of the rods. In Study 4, thick molasses will move through a series of glass funnels and shoots mapped across one wall of the Project Space eventually creating a relief drawing.
Gaea Todd’s use of glass alongside fluid hints at something cold and clinical but this is given a more organic twist as she allows the liquids the freedom to move and change within her pieces of work. These installations, whilst remaining delicate, also demand the viewers concentrated observations like that of a scientific experiment.