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Dappled sunlight on the ground, the sweet smell of a wood fire warming a blackened kettle, and apples ready to be pressed. A big thankyou to all of you that came and made the open event such a special day, and an even bigger thankyou to everyone at Tinkers Bubble for your hospitality and generosity in letting us in to your beautiful home.
On the morning of 28th September you may, again, catch sight of a 7610mm pole as it is manoeuvred through narrow alleyways, marking out a chosen perimeter in the village of West Coker.
The pole, assembled in response to the song of a blackbird, will take purposefully to the streets as Megan Calver continues her quest to discover equivalence between songbird and listener and to match the beak of a bird.
Watch out for rival impostors that are also staking their claim.
With thanks to Michael Calver, Simon Lee Dicker and Chantelle Henocq
New Red Assembly (after Brian Rice) 2011
Digital Print (x7) 750mm diameter
This new work consists of series of seven digital prints placed on an non-functioning ‘no entry’ sign in front of the Old School Room throughout the duration of the exhibition. The images are representations of the Sun appropriated from various websites allowing us to see one of the most represented objects in human history that we are unable to look at with the naked eye.
Inspired by Somerset born Artist Brian Rice’s ground breaking abstract prints that in turn took inspiration from road signs and the visual clutter of modern life in the 1960’s this series of work interrupts the language we use to interpret contemporary public space.
Simon Lee Dicker