Sarah Rose Allen makes sculpture and film that examine the passing of time and the poetics of the mundane.
Her films capture everyday situations or objects from an unusual or limited viewpoint. Familiar subject matter is dislocated from its wider context and can be examined anew; tiny details become unexpectedly beguiling. The poetical qualities inherent in the everyday are uncovered by filming, rather than being engineered by the artist, who simply positions the camera and waits to see what the fresh gaze of the lens will reveal.
The looped films make windows into worlds where time passes but each moment is almost indistinguishable from the last. They are installed as interventions in the overlooked nooks of buildings, presences stuck in a ‘now’ that endures whether or not they are noticed.