Semi-Automatic Painting Machine (2014)

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2018) Semi-Automatic Painting Machine (2014). In: Re: work, The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 5 November - 19 December 2018.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: In the production of anything of value – whether it be artworks, objects, even ideas - there is a requirement for work to be done. For the most part though, it is the work element that often remains hidden. In the case of art, the making of work has also been subject to a substantial mythology, often centred around the studio, and the act of creation. What often receives less attention is a focus on the labour that is required to produce any kind of work and the possibility that might be present in the materials that might go to make it. When those materials are taken from everyday life, then this makes the process all the more interesting. The show deals in the notion of transformation, the clever use of disparate things in order to make something new, and to think about something in a different way. With the creative use of materials there is something of a more democratic impulse, the idea of art mattering on a level from the ground up. In this way, the audience have a different kind of investment in both the work and the everyday life out of which it emerges.
Official URL: http://www.holdengallery.mmu.ac.uk/2018/re-work/
Date: 5 November 2018
Event Location: The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Number of Pieces: 7
Medium: video and sculpture
Note:

Exhibition of work by Žilvinas Kempinas, Jac Leirner,
John Wood and Paul Harrison.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 11:05
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 11:05
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