Bethamez (Craven)

Preston, Liv
Liv Preston is heavily influenced by the material language and attitudes of West Yorkshire, where she grew up. With an obsessive interest in video games and the subterranean, her practice combines sculpture with conceptual gestures. She identifies and mines collections of objects, which may appear as inventories. Their forms of display, however, resist this traditional method of installing artworks, as they may be difficult or awkward to access. They often also imply mischief or danger in their presentation, deliberately undermining themselves in relation to their environments. Based on heraldic shield designs, Nchuleft (Banished) and Bethamez (Craven), 2019, are objects made from discarded arcade machine panelling. Part of the larger series Inventory for Alucard, they are named after dungeons from the games series Elder Scrolls. A mixture of real and faked damage places the works between genuine weathered objects and bootleg relics.
  • Artwork Details: 46 x 69cm
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  • Material description: Arcade machine panel
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist
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  • Accession number: ACC39/2020



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