Surface Intimacy explores rigidity weakening over time; support structures flirting with gravity, that (timeless) loss of control. Stuff leans against stuff, stuff hangs in the balance, as does the palpable threat of collapse. Who holds who? The work overcomes its space in the immediate time during which it is on show, and bleeds out into the time before, the time immediately after, the time long after. Before it, you are faced with the grace in vulnerability and the aggressive confrontation when that grace is absent. Questions surrounding the suspicion of benevolence, and of lightness, arise, even when the lightness is used as a device to explore that suspicion. Here is a paradoxical state in which intimacy is laid out and must obey physical laws, where the potential energy is vital. Tension is both animated and captured, while external motion bestows its own energy.