(The) suction cup of fleshy tissue

This constellation of works is titled by a line found in Rachel Carson's beautiful book The Edge of the Sea (1955) in the chapter Patterns of Shore Life. Several pieces share the title suction cup of fleshy tissue reflecting not on the sea, but on an interest in western society's ubiquitous structures. This constellation of artworks from different exhibitions all share an exploration of human interactions and society's hierarchies.








suction cup of fleshy tissue (part two) is a series of seven analogue photographs made at the Victoria and Albert Museum's cast room just before this exhibition layout was renovated and rehung in 2006. Three of the photographs have intricate ink drawings directly on their surfaces. These drawings consist of clusters of thin black lines of circles. A drawing methodology first used in the piece subjacent zip.

suction cup of fleshy tissue (part three) consists of 124 faceted crystal necklaces that are suspended in a web. Some of the necklaces hang down as possible nooses available for a willing neck.

Both pieces were made for the Lisbon group exhibition ...and then again... shown at the Museu da Cidade, Pavilhao Preto.

 

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suction cup of fleshy tissue (part three)
124 faceted crystal necklaces & steel wire variable size approx. 4m x 2.5m
2010
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Installation shot from exhibition...and then again...showing suction cup of fleshy tissue (part three) and suction cup of fleshy tissue (part two)
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suction cup of fleshy tissue (part two)
hand-printed C-type photographs & ink, series of seven mounted on aluminium, each 40cm x 50cm 2010 (2006)
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Hydrostatic Equilibrium
digital animation
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the theft of Idun’s apples
perspex, stainless steel
90cm x 90cm
2006
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installation view of allay membrane and cardinal retina
allay membrane
ash, glass, perspex & stainless steel
variable over-all size
2006
weather sheet
birch aero ply, balsa wood, rhinestones, acrylic paint, stainless steel & perspex
approx 130cm x 100cm x 40cm
2006
Ruffling Cost
24 glossy unique analogue C-type photograms 40cm x 40cm
2002 (2000)
never seen it
silent black & white hand processed l6mm film 3.40min film transferred to video and looped
2000
cardinal retina
computer drawing (archival injet print) on copper
22.5cm x 18cm
2006
subjacent zip
colour pencil on archival inkjet print Sommerset paper
90cm x 90cm
2006
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