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Alexander Rathbone
(28 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London)
Chelsea College of Art and Design

I am interested in working along the fine line between silliness and mystique- I find myself attempting to make objects which are mysterious and magical, only to be constantly battling with them being on the verge of becoming purely eccentric and obscure. Often the decisions I make with my work are very quick and intuitive, but for me this is interesting- seeing how far I can push it, how frivolous I can be in my attempt to ma ...[more]
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I am currently working on a narrative entitled 'A Dalek Blowing in to a Tannoy Speaker'.

This title is based on the production qualities of a particular live recording of King Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man'- in which Greg Lake's vocals sound like said Dalek.

It is the two aesthetic ballparks of early progressive rock and lo-fi British Sci-Fi that interests me. The production methods of each excite me as a proposal of a way of working- using shoddy materials and pushing them to their very limits to create something otherwordly and unfamiliar- but in attempting to do so, creating a seperate fiction based around a shoddy material pallette.

I want to make objects that are created with these production methods in mind- with a small amount of materials at my disposal I want to test their limits in allowing me to create something new and unfamiliar.
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