Untitled (Carpet)

Dettmers, Silke (2014) Untitled (Carpet). [Art/Design Item]

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A stranger, who saw "Untitled" this June, said that it brought back for him the fairgrounds he worked on as a young man, the wooden sub structures of roller coasters in particular. This was an entirely new connection for me, and one I am grateful for. I never fully know where my work really comes from. In the months of making the sculpture in this exhibition I had looked at photographs of rickety bridges in far-flung places, the wooden beacons in the North Sea (a childhood memory) and Freud's couch. The purchase of the carpet itself had included an enthusiastic diversion into Persian poetry in an Islington shop. Appropriating 'Found Objects' entails releasing known meanings and - in tandem - creating multiple new ones. It is a form of re-configuring of the world, a way of re-possessing it.

Item Type: Art/Design Item
Members: University for the Creative Arts
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 12:56
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/11245

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