Wednesday, June 03, 2009

No Particular Place to Go

No Particular Place to Go
Exhibition ran from: 7th June to 21st of June 2009
Memorial Art Gallery, 7 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DJ

Press Release:
Criminally underrated, fly-tipping displays all that is best in contemporary sculpture. Combining a range of media, fly-tips can rival early Bruce McLean or Anthony Caro in their inventive composition. At ease in both rural and urban landscapes these seemingly effortless public art works stand out in any location.

In No Particular Place to Go Philip Sanderson has selected photographs of fly-tips from all over the UK. The photos were taken and uploaded by numerous people to the Geograph British Isles project; a website that aims to collect photographs of every grid square of the British Isles and make them available under a creative commons licence.

Using this pool or raw images as a starting point Philip Sanderson has assembled the fly-tip photographs into a video. Using a custom digital process each photo was scanned to produce a musical note. Putting the images together a musical sequence emerged; a pastoral accompaniment to the images.

No Particular Place to Go presents the resulting video on discarded TVs which together with hand selected detritus form a fly-tip installation. Each fly-tip’s location, grid reference, and the name of the photographer is identified on an index card displayed on the walls of the Memorial Gallery.

The installation can be viewed at the Private View at the Memorial Gallery Hastings on the 6th of June 2009 and thereafter for two weeks by appointment. During the Private View there will be a thirty-minute screening of recent videos by Philip Sanderson including Product Recall, Fleshtones, and examples from the Chronocut series.

To view the fly-tipping video that was playing on the monitors click here. When I have worked out a good way of rendering all the individual map refs and photographers names online I shall add that as well.


Steven Ball said...

Wish I could be there but off to see some other people's rubbish in Italy. Were all the images found online (this thought prompted by the CC attribution) and can we look forward to a Flickr version sometime?

Steven Ball said...

also re that sign on Perronet House, Southwark Council can't even get that right can they?

Philip Sanderson said...

Yes the pictures were found online but specifically they are all from the Geograph British Isles project with all the photographs being used under a creative commons licence as consequently is the piece itself.

In a sense this is a collective show of the nation's (creative) fly-tipping. Possession is 9/10ths of the law but who owns the dis-possessed...?

Steven Ball said...

ah I see, various rubbish artists!

sam said...

all the best for the opening
seems to be
a particular place to go
these days

Philip Sanderson said...

Thanks Sam, the opening went really well though slightly ironically the part people seemed to enjoy most was the screening....