Thursday, 19 July 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

Friday, 6 May 2011

Readymade sculpture

The 'Readymade Sculpture series was initially twitter based with each individual photos supposedly being tweeted as soon as they were taken. This has developed into something which I think needs to be seen collectively so I've put them all together as a video piece incorporating all the still images so far. The photographs started when I was in New York in 2008 when the notion of what sculpture was, was an idea I was contemplating. This maybe was because I'd been to see the 'Unmonumental' exhibition at the new museum which was a survey of recent (mainly American) sculpture and had left me debating current practice. I didn't start the project thinking about it being a ongoing series of work, they were just purely pictures of things that interested me. When I went on a family holiday to Pisa later in the same year I found myself again seeing lots of fantastic sculptural things and instinctively photographed them, but I didn't really know what I could do with the images. It wasn't untiI got a smart phone last year that I started taking the project seriously and began to see more and more readymade sculptures when I was out and about.
The main criteria for taking a photograph of an object is that it has to have a relationship with art; and mainly that has responded to a memory of seeing something similar in a gallery or book. There is always a very uncanny moment when I come across something that needs to be photographed. It's kind of a shock mixed with excitement, familiarity and strangeness.