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Steel framework, lights, posters

Work installed for CLEARBLUESKYDEEPDARKWATER, solo exhibition cigar 2013.

The title of this work is taken from William Morris’s classic 1890 novel, which combines a socialist utopian vision with time travel. The framework is a standard market stall construction coated with silver enamel, echoing a passage in the book where a market is walked through. The posters were made from collages and other material gathered over a long period, printed in large numbers, they can be taken away by viewers. Central to these posters is a series of five images titled ‘Headlines’ which use titles of common magazines and sci-fi/fantasy comics to create possible announcements. The posters can be taken from the work for free.