Poise was an exploration of the characteristics of glass and the ‘cause and effect’ of movement that Mann came to develop Poise. Mann was also aware that in physics the word poise, named after the French 19th century physicist, Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, is used to describe the unit that measures ‘dynamic viscosity’. Mann wanted to capture this unseen movement that human eye or existence can experience.
Poise sees a slender rectangle of resin suspended from a wooden structure. It appears to ripple and is both lustrous and luminous. It could suggest a beach marked by an outgoing tide, or an aerial view of a desert. Mann invites the viewer to survey and circle the work and to study the play of light on this otherworldly yet familiar machine-made experience.
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