Journeys End

JOURNEYS END 5

I’m quite a bit behind with updating this site as I only just realised that my last post was about an exhibition I had last September. More has happened since then, so I’ll try to ‘catch up’ in the next week or so.

Soooo……. The next exhibition I did for the Liverpool Independents Biennial, was ‘Journeys end’ ( November 2012) .  I decided to put three of my installations together (ships, planes and houses ) to see how they would work and interact.  As there were now over 1500 paper items, it took many hours to install. I tried to theme the objects by colour, while creating patterns and swirls within the design.

At the same time, I was in a group exhibition at Tate Liverpool, so I wanted to connect the two exhibitions, but keeping the design more simple and controlled.

Journeys at tate 003

Thus far the miles

An installation of 600 paper planes, made from the pages of a book – LIVERPOOL Gateway   of Empire, by Tony Lane, and maps of the Wirral, Liverpool, Leeds and   Stockholm.

At first glance, this is probably an usual book to choose for an installation of planes, after all it is a book about the everyday life experiences of ship owners and seafarers, not air travel.  I felt though that it was about working together on a project that is heavily dependent on funding and collaboration.

I had recently returned from exhibiting in SUPERMARKET: the Stockholm art fair ( with the group SciBase) http://www.supermarketartfair.com/  a year long project, funded by Arts Council England, which saw a collaboration between UK and International artists, initially exhibiting in Liverpool, Leeds and Stockholm.

The project inevitably involved a lot of travelling and communication and when I picked up the book – which was gathering dust on my bookshelf, I began to see connections.

The planes filled the unit, in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, As part of Liverpool Independents Biennial.

Thus far the miles taken from Shakespeare’s Sonnet How heavy do I journey on my way