Sunday, 8 January 2012

Decalcomania - National Railway Museum, York

“Queen posts”
“Diamond Switch”
“Shoe beam”
"Jim Crow"

Glass cases of organized, annotated objects present a veneer of truth. Amidst this aura of impenetrable distance, the standard museum display presents a one-way system of knowledge dissemination. Decalcomania is a collaborative project between Suzi Tibbetts and Hermione Spriggs. Beginning with terms taken from the railway dictionary, and obstinately blind to their original definition, new object-subjects are intuitively fabricated. These artworks (faux-artefacts) sit camouflaged within cabinets in the NRM Station Hall, to be discovered via a re-routed trail through the museums existing exhibits. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Installation day

 An early start in the Railway Museum this morning, to install our objects...

Thursday, 3 February 2011

"but then would dried spittle last long in the rarefied atmosphere of a museum? a museum abhors clutter"