for a Night" (2001) was my contribution to the g/39
spring fete. I randomly sowed tags into the jumble baring the
names of Stars in their eyes winners. During the course
of the jumble sale people started to question the clothing belonging
to the various nametags- a pair of leather trousers, a string vest
and a brown cardi all of no fixed gender.
the jumble sale the clothes left over were taken to Oxfam where
they took on a life of their own. There is always the chance though,
that one of the Stars in their eyes winners will become famous making
that brown cardi an object of posterity.
History 3 was a commission for Coed Hills Rural Art Space.
(2001) Having thoroughly researched the history of that area I found
a quote from a historian that said there should have been a castle
built at Coed Hills during the 12 century. I constructed a text
panel that inserted a castle into the history of the area.
Making History project was a public information board that
features an in depth history of de Fleur Castle, a place that never
was, but could have been. Making Historyis an ongoing project,
the first Making HIstory was an interevntion at Hurst Castle, Hampshire
(2000) and the second was a commission for Habitat.(2002)
of Unrealised Ideas. This was a project started in 1999 when
I invited artists to send me their most fantastical idea on no more
than one side of A4. The piece has since been shown In Chapter Art
Centre Bar (99) and Rotherham Art Centre (Pictured here) The archive
also existed as a website and I made a limited edition of 5 books
one of which is now in the library of unpublished books.
and Burn Billboard project. Commissioned by CTA, Cardiff. January
1999.The billboard image is of the area that was under redevelopment
behind the boards. Onto the green gate you will see a second image
this is the image that would have been behind you prior to the redevelopment.
The work is therefore a documentation of a place with a mirror image
of the area.