This proposal was first for the gallery but it was forwarded to the Front of House, and she would be interested in doing it in the front room instead of the gallery, which is really great:
I would like to use the window gallery space to install the Gridlocked figures one of which in the attached images and create a surreal 'everyday' environment as they sit on chairs and relax in the environment. They are made with a street shop front in mind and would look fantastic looking out to the flow of traffic outside visible day/ night. I would set them up to appear to interact with each other but obviously unable to causing a tension for the viewers, as they walk into the space.
The Gridlocks are a humourous and exaggerated take on the 'stuck in the system perspective'. They fail to listen and fail to communicate - unsure whether they are literally comming or going- resting, thinking, working, playing etc and literally boxed unable to communicate or listen. The viewer is quite separate from the machanics of the figures.
They are life size made from steel, plaster. clothing, glass. hallogen lighting and ceramic (hands/ neck)
I am flexible and would work to the space seeing how they work best to impact from the street and internally as viewers come in. I would need a power point/ extention to plug them in and will source chairs tables etc. considering making a chess board for them have them or one standing by the window. Depending on how they look I may wall paper or draw sketches of domestic objects on the walls if needed. Help with installation would be great but not essential. Would take a day to 'set up house', so to speak.
I am based in Haddington and would be happy in come in to discuss if you are interested. I experimented with him to see how people responded in a summer exhibition locally in a teenagers skate park. Hope you enjoy the images and feel free to contact me if you have any questons or would like further stetches etc."
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