Place Setting: an art installation (comprising 22 China cups, 22 Tesco Toilet Tissue cardboard cores, some IKEA cardboard packaging) for the group exhibition ‘The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen’

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619843
Title:
Place Setting: an art installation (comprising 22 China cups, 22 Tesco Toilet Tissue cardboard cores, some IKEA cardboard packaging) for the group exhibition ‘The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen’
Authors:
Shore, Tim
Abstract:
Taking the work of William Morris as its starting point my work for The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen explores the relationship between beauty, nature and imagination. Place Setting is made up of 22 china tea and coffee cups turned upside down, to create a fairy ring of china ‘mushrooms’ on the gallery floor. The cheap, mass-produced, mostly transfer printed, china challenges William Morris’s romance of craft and production and his command ‘‘to have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. Place Setting exploits the transformative power of the ‘ready-made’ or found object. The act of making a tea cup resemble a mushroom, by turning it upside down, responds to the natural world and the flora and fauna that the Arts and Crafts Movement referenced in their work. In arranging the cups in the form of a fairy ring, the work makes a connection between the idealism of Morris and the location of Thornton. It is a place setting rich in folklore and myth making from Brontë shrines, Cottingley with its dubious photographic fairies, to nearby Keighley, once the centre of British theosophy and spiritualism.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Shore, T. (2014) 'Place Setting' [Installation] South Square, Bradford, February.
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619843
Additional Links:
http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/centre/exhibition-spaces/
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
School of Arts

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShore, Timen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-05T13:26:47Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-05T13:26:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationShore, T. (2014) 'Place Setting' [Installation] South Square, Bradford, February.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619843-
dc.description.abstractTaking the work of William Morris as its starting point my work for The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen explores the relationship between beauty, nature and imagination. Place Setting is made up of 22 china tea and coffee cups turned upside down, to create a fairy ring of china ‘mushrooms’ on the gallery floor. The cheap, mass-produced, mostly transfer printed, china challenges William Morris’s romance of craft and production and his command ‘‘to have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. Place Setting exploits the transformative power of the ‘ready-made’ or found object. The act of making a tea cup resemble a mushroom, by turning it upside down, responds to the natural world and the flora and fauna that the Arts and Crafts Movement referenced in their work. In arranging the cups in the form of a fairy ring, the work makes a connection between the idealism of Morris and the location of Thornton. It is a place setting rich in folklore and myth making from Brontë shrines, Cottingley with its dubious photographic fairies, to nearby Keighley, once the centre of British theosophy and spiritualism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.php?/centre/exhibition-spaces/en
dc.subjectWilliam Morrisen
dc.subjectcraften
dc.subjectmass productionen
dc.titlePlace Setting: an art installation (comprising 22 China cups, 22 Tesco Toilet Tissue cardboard cores, some IKEA cardboard packaging) for the group exhibition ‘The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen’en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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