“Tools are born as challenges to existing concepts of utility”. (Colomina & Wigley 2016)
Tools allow us to speculate, generate and reveal opportunities to alter what could be and what is. They traverse human and non-human structures which imagine and construct histories and narratives.
Nolan Oswald Dennis operates within a decolonising discourse. Interested in the hidden structures that organise our subterrain his works investigate the in-between spaces of politicised ideas.
By concealing, revealing and stitching “sometimes opposed, sometimes complimentary systems” he illuminates subtle, often unseen effects of colonisation.
In the same way that Nolan uses these tools as a vehicle to produce counter-narratives and dismantle dominant colonial discourses, we too have utilized these tools as a lens to speculate and unpack the workings of his practice and narrative.