"Wallpaper uses imagery from a product design/lifestyle magazine in a video which breaks a cyclical process of consumption into component parts. Seeing, wanting, getting, using, and discarding. In this case, the pages are taken and then the chewed/consumed result is used to fill an empty corner, eventually creating a new structure."
A work of endurance that draws the spectator into the artist's cycles of action and breath.
We Found Love records several layers of social and technological interaction at one remove from the present.
A plastic bag expands and contracts, moving as if it has a life of its own.
Whilst wearing a sports mouthguard the artist reels off a list of self-affirming slogans.
A Potentially Eternal Cycle: James Oram's Wallpaper
From the 2017/2018 Summer Reading Series, James Hope writes on the work of James Oram.