Monday, 6 March 2017

A rather large object

In the mid 70s I lived in a flat in Benwell - one of the poorer areas of Newcastle. It no longer exists, and somewhat in the same vein as my Hartlepool Ballroom installation, it is now a not very well cared for patch of open grassland.

There are plans for a small number of object research based artists to put together a group show and, along with my longtime friend and psychotherapist Dave Edwards, who also lived in this flat, we are planning a piece for this show which considers the flat as an object, a subject for recall and re-examination in the present day.

The area reminds me of a beach.. where all kinds of 'random' objects are deposited. These will be a starting point...

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