For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who create installations: Michael Lent, Amelia Hawk, Tod Hanson, Charlotte Cullen and Holly Rowan Hesson.
untitled, series of 4,506 photograph installation, 2016
Series of 4,506 photograph installation, each 102mm x 152mm
This installation was reverse-engineered to fit the specific gallery dimensions. First, I measured the dimensions and architectural components of each of the five walls of the gallery to determine how many 4x6 photographs could be fit onto the gallery walls in succession in an effort to almost displace the gallery site through this intervention. After determining the size of the walls and taking into consideration fire extinguishers, light switches, and so on I discerned that 4,506 photographs would fit the space. Dividing that by the amount of frames per second in a video, I determined that I could make a video just over 1 minute 35 seconds in length that would allow for an extraction of all the video frames to fit within the space.
The War Room, 2018
The War Room is a fictitious play space for the capitalist profit driven Thorn Group whose main pre-occupation is to dominate the Grønland area of Oslo though aggressive gentrification. The installation shows hints of planned strategies to change the local area through development of leisure business, replacing the current local independent character of Grønland. Working in partnership with leading international coffee shop chains the Thorn Groups War Room is built around a strategy table in the heart of the room, where a high stakes casino game takes place.
The casino game hints towards current gentrification strategies in the area with initiatives such as Olav Thons militarisation of security and Starbucks new presence causing a ripple effect of closing down smaller businesses. The Thorn Group gambles casually on property occupation, slowly changing the face of the area.
Box Room, 2021
Installation at Port Sunlight village hall.
Part of the Meeting Point programme, from Arts and Heritage, with Arts Council England funding
Retreat of the Warrior (Latent Extinction) III, 2019
mild steel bars and tubing, clay fired and unfired, mud collected from a river bank fired and unfired, pvc tubing, twigs, discarded foliage, dried rose and rose petals, stem with thorns, plastic water bottle, plastic food bag, ink, broken glass collected after a car crash, soil, moss, hand made soda bread shared during exhibition, removed floor tiles, egg shells, stones and pebbles, calming essence cream.
No more disco, 2019
2016, Perspex, dimensions variable.
Published 10 September 2021