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Shore, Tim (2011) Yarn. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Shore, Tim

Yarn is a site-specific artwork for the former cell space on the upper floor of the Th'Owd Towser, Holmfirth (Holmfirth Arts Festival, 2011). It is made of 450 wool dollies hung from the ceiling of the ‘cell room’ of the old church lock up, and a drawing.

The dolls represent the 450 Holmfirth men who took the Luddite Oath and were ‘twisted-in’ to the Luddite’s secret society in the early 1800s. The massed dolls will gently twist and turn as they hang in the space. The silent installation, in the intimate and small cell space, will create a contemplative atmosphere, charged with meaning that references the history of the building and Holmfirth’s hidden history of Luddite activity. A caption panel will provide information about this context and history.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: site specific, artwork, installation, Luddite, technology
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 11 June 2011
Copyright Holders: Tim Shore
Related Websites: http://www.timshore.wordpress.com, http://holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk/event-detail/event-23-70.html, http://www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk/, http://www.alicebradshaw.co.uk/HAF/pr.pdf, http://ludditebicentenary.blogspot.com/p/events.html
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Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Holmfirth Arts Festival, Th'Owd Towser Show, Daisy Lane, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK11 June 201126 June 2011
Material/Media: wool, wood, paper (450 wool dollies suspended from a wooden frame. image with text)
Measurements or Duration of item: frame: 200 x 230 x 100cm, image: A3
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:15
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 11:19
Item ID: 3494
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3494

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