Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s work derives much of its power from its fusion of opposites: male-female, light - dark, craft- rubbish, sex- violence and form versus anti form. This fusion could not be seen more clearly than in the emblematic transformative art of their projections. They create extraordinary projections which bear great likeness to something identifiable (including self-portraits) by directing light on assemblages made up of everyday objects such as rubbish.
This process of transformation echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’. This is a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.