‘Journey To The Lower World (Beryl)’ (2004) by Marcus Coates.
Siân Robinson Davies, ‘Explaining Sense and Sensibility to an Old Deer’ (2010)
“Wollaton Hall is a 16th century house in Nottingham, with grounds inhabited by freely roaming deer and rooms housing a vast collection of taxidermy animals, and is said to have influenced Jane Austin’s novel Sense and Sensibility. In Explaining Sense and Sensibility to an Old Deer I read sections of the book to a dead stag, while explaining human traits such as irony, sadness, empathy, sexist humour and equal opportunities by trying to equate them to social situations that the deer might once have found itself in.”
Thomas Mailaender, ‘Gone fishing’ (2009)
The Gone Fishing project tells the modern epic of a young man fleeing his new responsibilities as a father by going on holidays with buddies. Through a false compilation of letters from the young dad to the young mom, Thomas Mailaender invents a character: a sort of immature Ulysses, more inspired by the beer, big-game fishing or ping-pong tournaments that by his new-born child.
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David Shrigley, ‘Swan’ (2000)
“One day (maybe it was the early Nineties) when my life was a little less full than it is now, I spent an afternoon being stoned with a friend. We ended up in a bar and we started drawing animals without heads. The animals we drew had not been decapitated; they had been born without heads and had lived like that. Over the years there have been quite a few headless creatures in my work. Perhaps my interest in them was started on that day.” – David Shrigley
‘Magic Rock’ (2005) by Rebecca Horn
Special stone from the sea of Aeolian Islands near Napoli, mountain rock.