Big Yellow, 2013
Richard Maloy (b. 1977) based in Auckland. He is concerned with the act of art making and the connections between artists, artwork and the audience. For Precarious Balance, Maloy created his installation during the first week of the exhibition. The work was able to develop through a process of construction, dismantling and reconstruction. Due to the ever-changing process, visitors were often only seeing the installation as a moment in time. Having this element of process, production and performance, the artist was able to spend time with the viewer in a way that was playful and engaging. Maloy’s installations consider make-believe and the theatrical. Being drawn into the industrial cardboard worlds, the audience is able to immerse themselves in a new environment, interacting with and experiencing new perspectives.