Cities of Cliffs and Ledges

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2011) Cities of Cliffs and Ledges. [Show/Exhibition] In: Hunter Gatherer, 28 April - 6 August 2011, PSL Project Space, Leeds. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark
Abstract:

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson have created an installation using rubber pigeon decoys and anti-perch spikes. Whilst the decoys are designed to lure pigeons to their death, the spikes are designed to deter birdlife. Within this duplicity and contradiction, the artists highlight the perils to both birds and humans of mistaking simulacra for the real thing, especially in a constructed world populated by representations that make the real world into something more manageable and tolerable.

Official URL: http://www.projectspaceleeds.org.uk/hunter_gathere...
Date: 2011
Event Location: PSL Project Space, Leeds
Additional Information: Nine artists from across the North of England have been invited to create new work in response to Artemis, an amazing collection of over 10,000 objects relating to world cultures, fine and applied art, science, natural history, textiles and costume, social history, childhood and more. Based in Holbeck, Leeds, the collection forms an art loan service for Education Leeds to which artists have been given exclusive access. The title of the show ‘Hunter Gatherer’ refers to a term used by anthropologists to describe the way in which human beings collected food before the advent of agriculture. Here it references the artists and the processes they have employed to sift through the vast Artemis collection. The resulting works include sculpture, installation, film, prints and drawing which form part static exhibition and part on-going project within the space. Curated by Pippa Hale.
Subject Headings: 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS > 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION > 001 Knowledge
500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS > 570 LIFE SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ECOLOGY) > 570 Life sciences
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:41
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1296

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