In this short machinima, Bob Bicknell-Knight, a Fine Art student at Chelsea College of Arts, reflects upon "about the repetitive nature of life alongside the imprisonment of ourselves within routines." Aptly, the video uses footage from Sony's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The same concerns - decision-making, habits, and routines - are explored in another video piece, 10,000 Principles (2015). A companion to Monotonous Waves (2015), this work "questions how our lives are led and the decisions that we make as we traverse through multiple realms and realities."
Central in Bicknell-Knights' practice is the idea of "control", which is expressed - both literally and metaphorically - through the image of the game controller, usually a Sony PlayStation DualShock. The controller recurs in several pieces, including a set of sculptures titled Perceptual Distortions (2015).
Bob Bicknell-Knight', Perceptual Distortions I, Plaster, 65mm x 45mm x 80mm, 2015
Bob Bicknell-Knight', Perceptual Distortions II, Plaster, 55mm x 65mm x 90mm, 2015
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