Glittering Ground

Harrison, K (2007) Glittering Ground. "20 Whittington Street" Commission for Glittering Ground, Camden Arts Centre..

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Harrison, K
Date: 27 January 2007
Event Location: "20 Whittington Street" Commission for Glittering Ground, Camden Arts Centre.

Closing Date: 2007-Jan-28
A site specific time-based work titled '21 Whittington Street' commissioned by Camden Arts Centre as part of Glittering Ground, an on-going series of live art performance supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Arts Council England and the Clare Duffield Foundation.

'A shimmering mixture of alchemy, performance and installation with artists Keith Harrison, Roger Hiorns and Karen Russo. Glittering Ground is a programme of events to accompany the Victor Grippo exhibition which mixes elemental transformations and the science of the impossible.' Camden Arts Centre, January 2007

The work consisted of a full scale reconstruction of a living room carpet taken from a house in Plymouth . The piece was made up of four layers of materials; unfired brick as the base with 22 heating elements sandwiched between a layer of sheet steel onto which was laid a carpet of chapatti bread dough with the original carpet design stencilled in spices on top. The production of the work involved working with Ibstock a national brick manufacturer and incorporated the use of laser cutting technology as part of the Fashion and Textiles CETL department at Bath Spa University .

The cooking of the bread over four hours was recorded on DV film as part of the AHRC grant and subsequently shown at Camden Arts Centre in February as a short film loop.

'20 Whittington Street' is to be featured in the book 'Ceramic Design Course' by Anthony Quinn in November 2007, published by Thames and Hudson.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:32
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