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My piece consisted of 2 IKEA like shelving units facing each other across the gallery space. On each shelf there were seemingly wildly different pieces from a variety of historical periods, much like the cabinets of curiosities of the Victorian period. The objects are placed in such a way as to produce narratives that would not happen in a normal setting but in such a way that they are not overly suggestive of any one story.
With my cabinets of curiosities I am aiming to produce a semiotic system where the viewer can take meaning from the pieces in the display. Theorist Roland Barthes is quoted as saying “Photographs capture moments in time and play them back for us through our own experiences memories and transactions” so too I believe can objects.

I am trying to do the same thing with the objects I collect and display. All objects have a history and therefore a meaning. Meanings which can also be interpreted as stories but stories that will be different to each individual viewer. Like Rosemarie Trockel I want to leave the interpretation of what I display open to my audience. I want to let them come to their own conclusions about the relative meanings and interactions within my cabinets.

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A full size Mausoleum to commemorate the passing of my friend but also to remind people of the inevitably of death for all of us. A 5 minute video of Gizmo and the park we visited is presented within the structure, viewed through a window with water running (crying) down the surface. It also looks at the connections and benefits between animals and people.

I forgot to post this at the time but here it is only for another 9 days
Great exhibition

Adrián Villar Rojas

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Installation, sculpture

Today We Reboot the Planet
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London.
on until Nov 11th
Guardian article and video

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New Banksy piece

Posted: October 12, 2013 in Banksy, Installation, sculpture

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