Deck Chair

Sarah O'Brien

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


    Deckchair was part of the Gift/Give Project by Rob Burton 2016, where artists were asked to exchange an object, artwork, image with another artist which would then inspire, influence and transform their own creative practice. The central theme of this project were the notions of 'cohesiveness' through the act of exchange: "...the importance of the gift was less the object than the act of exchange" Jennifer Craik.

    The gift that was given inspired Deckchair, which merged the durational time of leisure with the reproductive time of commerce and mass production. Deckchair is an installation that consists of a white piece of linen draped over two wooden supports that appears in the shape of an open deckchair. A video image is projected onto the linen showing the same female figure running within individual timeframes on a loop. Together, and from a distance, the figures form the lines of the deckchair and the texture appears to be part of the durational space. On closer inspection the lines are reproduced moving images of one sleeping figure - each figure moves within its own timeframe. Deckchair is an ironic take on the conception of leisure time within a late capitalist exchange environment.

    Original languageUndefined
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2016

    Bibliographical note

    Constantine Gallery Teesside University 1st April – 25th April 2016 Kherson Local Lore Museum, main building st. Soborna, 9 Kherson Ukraine 15th June 2016 – 26th June 2016 Paper presented to Contextile, Textile Talks, Guimares, Portugal – 31st July 2016

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