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