Eddy Robinson | Hippofeet

11th - 20th August 2017

By on July 1, 2017

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July, 12 – 5pm
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July, 12 – 5pm

Preview: Friday 11th August, 6 – 9pm

Initially concerned with how documentation and subsequent storage affects the understanding of a collection or body of work, this exhibition is an offshoot of the ongoing ‘spagettiset’ project, initiated in 2016. Recently the project has focused on the shortcomings and ethical questions raised by archival practices, mass recording and the tropes deployed by institutions to present incomplete collections as historically accurate overviews or retrospectives.

‘Hippofeet’ has grown out of an interest in misinterpretation and misreading of objects and artefacts, and is aiming to provide a means to display multiple variations of the physical archive by developing a uniform and easily replicated staging system. It will also act as the starting point to invite others to contribute to the project, highlighting the role and responsibilities of the exhibition organiser and archivist. 

This work, like the subsequent documentation of the exhibition, will then go through a similar process of editing, cropping and reworking before being submitted to the digital archive, which grows steadily more unreliable with each addition. These images are currently being used to form the basis of a book, to be launched later this year accompanying the next rendition of the project.

 

Eddy Robinson (b.Peterborough, 1990) is an artist living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The exhibition can also be visited by appointment outside of the opening times. To make arrangement call 07534 018 763