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The Undesirables

Jackson, Melanie (2007) The Undesirables. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Jackson, Melanie

This research addresses how a recent incident can be used to explore containerization, manufactured goods, corporate responsibility, consumer greed, media and mythologies connected with the sea; how Hogarth’s satires on greed and culpability can be used in the creation of contemporary art; and how etching can be used to render a large scale paper model theatre or diorama.

Investigating the wrecking of the HMS Napoli in Branscombe, Devon and referencing nineteenth century paintings and etchings of shipwrecks and looters, as well as more recent media renderings of looters in New Orleans and Iraq, the work explores the event and the language used both by media and local people to describe the looting of goods, representations which excite a theatrical reading of events. Exploring routes from which raw materials circulate into manufactured goods and the institutionalization of criminal behaviours in this process, the research has been undertaken in collaboration with the Branscombe Project, Devon, a local heritage initiative and the local anthropologist and historian Professor Barbara Farquharson, as well as using online search engines and newspapers. The work also showed alongside ‘The Stevedores’ at the Arnolfini and at Plymouth City Museum.

Other Contributors:
CuratorTrevor, Tom
Other (Artist)Alves, Marie Thereza
Other (Artist)Barrada, Yto
Other (Artist)Biemann, Ursula
Other (Artist)Brandon, Kayle
Other (Artist)Bunting, Heath
Other (Artist)Campos Pons, Maria Magdalena
Other (Artist)Cnaani, Ofri
Other (Artist)Vogel, Jenny
Other (Artist)Evans, Mary
Other (Artist)Gaba, Meschac
Other (Artist)Gbadamosi, Raimi
Other (Artist)Klaman, Grzegorz
Other (Artist)van Lieshout, Erik
Other (Artist)Pope, William L
Other (Artist)Rich, Kate
Other (Artist)Sedira, Zineb
Other (Artist)Xagoraris, Zafos
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 15 September 2007
Related Websites: http://www.melaniejackson.net/projects/theundesirables/index.php
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Arnolfini, Bristol
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 00:57
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2010 12:21
Item ID: 1834
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1834

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