Simonson, Caryn (2007) Esther and Lyn with The Cossack, at The Yard, London. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
Classic or custom motorbikes get ’recycled’ - often passed on to new owners or modified, customised and upgraded. They represent not only a nostalgia for the past but a model for the re-use of objects. Caryn Simonson’s work exploits the use of old objects and found materials to render the functional dysfunctional or transform the readings of objects causing us to re-think their context often in relation to identity and gender.
This work forms part of a series of digital photographs depicting motorbikes which are customised using fabrics and found objects from charity shops, personal junk etc.. Semi-documentary portraits are staged in ways to open up questions around individuality or group allegiance, fact and fiction.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||textiles|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
|Copyright Holders:||Caryn Simonson|
|Related Websites:||http://ijms.nova.edu/, http://www.arttransponder.net, http://www.tedresearch.net|
|Related Exhibitions:||Textile Transporter, Arttransponder gallery, Berlin, Ever and Again, Triangle Gallery, CCAD, London, Exhibition at Inaugural Conference of International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, Colorado Springs|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Measurements or Duration of item:||80 x 60 cm|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2012 14:13|
|Last Modified:||15 Jul 2014 13:07|
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