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A selection of peripherals compiled and arranged in some sort of order. The collection encompasses a range of print registrations collected over an 18 month period.

 

For the ++(+)+ Work Programme 29 entitled, A PERIPHERAL VISION. I created a body of work that derived from an ongoing curiosity and subsequent collection of print registration marks gathered over the course of a year. I combined material that I had collected and paintings constructed over a 6 month period with sculpture prepared and installed in response to the challenge of the one week work programme at CAC (Community Arts Centre, Brighton UK)

A year previous to the exhibition I had started collecting the CMYK print register tabs that you find concealed on all sorts of packaging. Two minor but significant events got me started. The first was a second hand record I had bought at a boot fair. The case and sleeve was in a fairly shoddy condition and had come apart to reveal the CMYK and other colour shapes along the inside glued tab. The second event was the discovery of a delightful print registration pattern left on the previously hidden tab at the bottom corner of a cereal box that had been earmarked for recycling. I have always had a tendency to inspect and read the box whilst eating my cereal and had noticed these 'peripherals' before. They have always delighted me visually and like anything, when you start collecting and observing it regularly, you start to enjoy the small differences that you can spot. 

The opportunity to take part in the work programme at CAC was timely and very much appreciated. Thanks particularly to Huw Bartlett for his advice and support.

These Images were taken following the exhibition at CAC. All photography by Roarke Pearce

6 Day week: Newsprint registration

Guardian newsprint from Monday to Saturday 

I bought the guardian for a week but didn't have time to read it during the work programme - shame on me - all the events and comment was therefore obscured with only the print registration marks visible. Sometimes we get involved in things and everything else passes us by.

  Peripheral CC-71141213 Coloured Polyester resins on board 61cm x 122cm An imaginary peripheral landscape

 

Peripheral CC-71141213

Coloured Polyester resins on board 61cm x 122cm

An imaginary peripheral landscape

  Border, Crunchy Bran Sculpture, Spill, Casts and Tiny towers Mixed media, dimensions variable In 'Border', casts were taken from food containers and arranged arbitrarily to form a picture border for the room.  In 'Crunchy Bran', our favourite cereal packaging is reconfigured and filled with peripherals from the collection. In 'Spill', the peripherals spill out onto the floor In 'Casts', plaster casts were made from crunchy bran cereal boxes. Some of the boxes feature enlarged print registration marks normally hidden but now made explicit on the surface In 'Tiny Towers', tiny towers were made from collected coffee cup lids

 

Border, Crunchy Bran Sculpture, Spill, Casts and Tiny towers

Mixed media, dimensions variable

In 'Border', casts were taken from food containers and arranged arbitrarily to form a picture border for the room. 

In 'Crunchy Bran', our favourite cereal packaging is reconfigured and filled with peripherals from the collection.

In 'Spill', the peripherals spill out onto the floor

In 'Casts', plaster casts were made from crunchy bran cereal boxes. Some of the boxes feature enlarged print registration marks normally hidden but now made explicit on the surface

In 'Tiny Towers', tiny towers were made from collected coffee cup lids

Border, Crunchy Bran Sculpture, Spill, Casts and Tiny towers - 

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Targets

Around 50 different targets were digitally constructed and then printed. A stack of these targets were available at the entrance to the room. Visitors were invited to take a target, fix it to the back wall and throw three darts at it. Attempts were then displayed on the side walls. 

  Pawnbrokers Metal bracket, tape, string and spray paint This sculpture was left by the previous work programme worker, Sam Ayers. It's a nod to the invisible handover between Sam and myself - Sam had made the sign and it was spray painted in gold. I changed it to CMY, the K is represented by the bracket.

 

Pawnbrokers

Metal bracket, tape, string and spray paint

This sculpture was left by the previous work programme worker, Sam Ayers. It's a nod to the invisible handover between Sam and myself - Sam had made the sign and it was spray painted in gold. I changed it to CMY, the K is represented by the bracket.

  Dotty Coloured Polyester resins on board I have investigated the make up of the 80 60 40% registration shades with a microscope. They are made up of progressively, less black dots, hence shades of grey are experienced.

 

Dotty

Coloured Polyester resins on board

I have investigated the make up of the 80 60 40% registration shades with a microscope. They are made up of progressively, less black dots, hence shades of grey are experienced.

  Sticky Coloured Polyester resins on board This is the first time that I have experimented with adding a 3D surface to the surface. It's a painting of the glue that sticks tabs together and which sometimes occludes the registration marks. A celebration of the minor essentials that help to construct the everyday items that embellish the products we consume.

 

Sticky

Coloured Polyester resins on board

This is the first time that I have experimented with adding a 3D surface to the surface. It's a painting of the glue that sticks tabs together and which sometimes occludes the registration marks. A celebration of the minor essentials that help to construct the everyday items that embellish the products we consume.

  Ultra peripheral Digitally constructed giclee print Some of my favourite registration and crop marks and so .... 'Ultra peripheral'

 

Ultra peripheral

Digitally constructed giclee print

Some of my favourite registration and crop marks and so .... 'Ultra peripheral'