16 Screen Tests

2008
Frankland, John
16 Screen Tests features plastic carrier bags that the artist has been collecting for twenty years. By scooping them full of air the artist contrived to make each one sit briefly, as a three dimensional object, on the floor in order to photograph them. The work consists of a slide show featuring each bag, one after another, projected actual size on to a screen. The screen sits on the floor so that the bags appear to be standing like sculptures in the room; the throw-away quality and fleeting sculptural status of the flimsy bags are doubled by their immaterial reiteration as projected images.
  • Artwork Details: Image, 78 x 118cm screen, 78 x 118 x 34.5cm
  • Edition: 1 of 1
  • Material description: colour slide transparencies and aluminium screen
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC14/2008

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