Wood, J and Harrison, P (2004) Notebook. MIMA, Middlesbough, UK, 9 - 19 December 2004.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Date: 9 December 2004
Event Location: MIMA, Middlesbough, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: 6 channel video installation

An excerpt of it can be viewed on the showreel 07 dvd. Images from the work and installation photos can be seen in the book entitled 124 Minutes, 224 pages full colour published by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2006, ISBN-10: 1872771 64 5.

'Notebook', is a single or six channel Video Installation, made in collaboration with Paul Harrison and funded by Arts Council England / MIMA, Middlesbrough. This work was first shown at MIMA, Middlesbrough, 2005. Then in the following solo exhibitions: Notebook and other works, FA Projects, London / Selected works, Space Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia / Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary / Mori art museum, Tokyo, Japan. The work is in the collections of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and
The Tehran Foundation.

The work, consisting of 101 short sections, shot within a single, simple set (which can be read as an office space, laboratory, domestic kitchen etc) seeks to play with the everyday. Rather than the architecture dictating the physical activity the reading of the space alters dependant on the action. Each action takes an everyday object and alters its function, slightly. The tabletop on which the actions occur becomes everything from an office desk to a landscape. It seeks to playfully look at how everyday objects can be re-invented and therefore re-examined. And how within sterile environments (the office, the factory, the gallery) elements of play exist.

The work is in the following publications:
56 page full colour, published by MIMA, Middlesbrough
2005, ISBN: 0-86083-065-9

In Profile: John Wood and Paul Harrison
DVD published by Picture This, Bristol, 2005, ISBN: 0-95398772-6-4.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
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