Zed is dead/ Zed wedi marw

I’ve just read this article and it completely dismisses any regard for the self esteem of the unemployed and peoples values.  I really don’t want this artwork to be a political piece, but it amazes me the ruthlessness of the Tory’s.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/feb/19/work-experience-job-snobs-grayling

I’m interested in exploring the yellow sticky thing further and have had lots of idea’s in relation to it and the show.  I started my show and tell in the galley last monday with the yellow sticky thing, a pattern cutting design for a pair of child’s shoe’s out of my old wallet and a video montage consisting of an animation of fast food porn, you tube footage of a tannery and a 3D cone.  I’m very much interested in developing images of consumer items, maybe something a bit more obvious like beef burgers or packaging.

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About mickeyoreilly

I’m currently a 0.6 Fine Art Lecture at Gower College Swansea (formerly known as Swansea College). In the rest of my working week I facilitate workshops, practice as a mixed media artist and participate in a number of artist led groups, mainly Rhod in which I co-founded with artist Roger Lougher. As an artist I have exhibited nationally and internationally. I have had my work shown in galleries in New York and France, as well as the National Eisteddfod of Wales. To date I have had two solo shows, one in G39 Cardiff and the other in the Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Last June I exhibited in Rhiodio Pavilion SA44 5BX Padiglione, Venice. Organised by the Rhod artist group, the show was open during the early weeks of the Venice Biennale.

6 thoughts on “Zed is dead/ Zed wedi marw

  1. Irony I think a key word for it to work! From the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance, God I love/hate Wikipedia!

  2. I thought a lot about The Yellow Sticky Thing last night – looked at lots of other yellow things online. It kind of disturbs me – upsets me. I started looking at the way fabric folds, I found a lovely video of someone very correctly folding up a bright yellow mac into a little bag – but the thing in the gallery sticks to itself like recalcitrant sellotape – it makes me feel anxious. It glows in the light like something sunny and cheerful, but it will get crap and dust and stuff all stuck to it. It looks like a ribbon, silkily unfurling, but it’s immediately arrested by itself…

    • I got to admit I find the material a bit disturbing, ‘it is yellow and sticky’. As a sculptor I’ve always been fond of a materials, that are able to by themselves transform and develop over a period of time. Its almost like an ‘over friendly’ material, it would be interesting to wear the jacket and give the ‘the yellow sticky thing a hug’ then go shopping. It is a bit like tesco’s that lovely large organisation that save’s our shopping bills every week, by under cutting every other poor bugger in the world. I hate tesco’s, but I know I shouldn’t they have provided me with so many two for one savings.

      Can you email the video Kathryn?

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