Group exhibition with Hidde van Schie, Stefano Galligaro and David Stamp
The concept of this exhibition was developed from conversation between Hidde van Schie, Stefano Galligaro and myself about the differences in each their working methods or aesthetics . The outcome of these conversation was an interest in creating a group show in which the individual works are radical installed together so that they are forced into dialogue with each other. Works where reconfigured or installed in close proximity with each other in an attempt to create a show were the work direct support or conflict each other.
The work I showed for the exhibition again involved the creation of works that are meant to respond to each other. Happy New Year is a photograph in which I mimic a firework, the kind of image that is used for happy new year card which are sent around by email in the festive season. Alongside this image I developed the works Death Defying Stunts, Camp Beds and Six Moons. These where humorous reflection on some of the ideas surrounding the photograph. For instance the radial lines of dots burnt into the camp beds could be imagined to come from the launching of a rocket or the geometric sculpture Death Defying Stunts, whose form and colour is similar to that of the costume in the photograph, could be parts of the rocket.