THE ALIEN OBJECT MANIFESTO

 

 
Building on the tradition of artist manifestos this video employs the many-voiced pronoun WE to express thoughts about subject-object relationships and gives a defiant defence of the commodity against the return of the hand-made.

The Ease of Handling

 

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The Ease of Handling is a multi-media installation showing a series of looped videos on iPads attached to glass screens. A pair of gloved hands strokes a selection of objects, an act equally evocative of art handling, pantomime and the fetish of subject-object relations.

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The Occasional Table Series

 

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(2014) fine art inkjet prints, 40 x 30 cm
Everyday objects covered with grey spray-paint look at a first glance as if they might be computer generated. Only on a closer look do small »flaws« or unevenness become visible. The misused use-objects exist somewhere on the cusp of being and seeming, between practicality and fetish.

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L.M.F.A.O.

2014, video installation, 1.45 min HD video, looped, dimensions variable

The moustache of this Mona Lisa reveals itself as a caterpillar when it starts moving and crawling out of the shot. The title is Internet-slang for “Laughing My Fucking Ass Off” and puns on the original title of Duchamps moustached Mona Lisa L.H.O.O.Q..

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Being an Item

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(2014) wally dogs, tassels

Of Occasional Tables and Alternative Endings

 

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solo show at Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK  2014

For this exhibition an on-going interest in domestic interiors and mundane objects is explored through the English term occasional table (a small, typically folding table with no specific function). The phrase resonates with the artist’s suspicion that an object may posses multiple states of being, independent from its common use. After all, if an object becomes a table only on occasion, what are its alternatives; what else may it be at other times?

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WYSIWYG

2014, HD video, 9.18 min
In this video the loaded term creation is explored by bringing together a chatroom conversation, a 3D modelling software, an abondened house in Scotland and a 17th century print.

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(2013) wally dog, collages
Artists at Glenfiddich, installation view, Dufftown, Scotland 2013

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Cabinet

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Cabinet is a series of digital prints created with the 3D modelling software Sketchup. Virtual found objects were assembled to digital installations.

(2013) fine art inkjet prints, dimensions variable

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Forest of Legs

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Installation view, Royal Academy of Arts, 2013

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Interlude

digital video 3.08 min, looped
Music: Russian Dance by Tom Waits

The Act of Tilting

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2013, collages, 40 x 30 cm

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Interior

2012
music: Tied and Tickled Trio / Aelita