Archive for: July, 2002

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Hull, UK – Discarded Signifiers

In 2002 I had the rare opportunity to spend two months in Hull, UK as an artist-in-residence at Hull Time Based Arts that  was part of the river commission that invited artists to conceptual the river through unique artworks and experiences about the place.  I chose trash since it was abundant and seemed most natural resource to document, study and make artworks out of.  Reading the River project is an interdisciplinary work that involved documenting and annotating discarded debris found in the surrounding area of the River Hull Corridor. The action of exploring, collecting, tagging and configuring debris into an installation and a web site will be a method of reading the River Hull. The debris collected served as a signifier of human activity and by notating the site and environment will point to consumer patterns and behavior. Besides photographing the trash where it was found, I was also maintaining a […]