The invitation to touch has been appropriated by the online world through screens and surfaces. Yet the space beyond the screen has no tactility, search no sensory or physical experience, only the illusion of one. Layla Moore’s use of impromptu and casual production comes from a desire to reconnect with physicality.
“I build with an interest in how the materials feel, connect and can be handled. Materials used in construction and household situations form the basis of my modular sculptures.”
Mundane objects taken out of their usual function are combined with construction materials to become new, un-useful objects with a limited form, colour and textural palette. These individual pieces create a modular ‘set’ to build with. When building Layla tests the physical and functional limits of these pieces.