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The Canny'un

Year Created:2012
Medium:mixed (sculpture and video)
Image Dimensions:50cm x 30cm x 10cm
Description:For a show responding to Mike Kelley’s death, I recalled the first work of his I ever saw; a vitrine displaying coathangers reportedly straightened and used to open car door mechanisms in Liverpool. The Canny’un is a recreation of a product marketed in the US designed for the same function, which I have formed into a coathanger. The accompanying screen shows an unedited found advert for this product, showing its intended use. A viewer is obliged to question the origins of both the ambiguous sculpture and video, versions of the same form, making reference to an oblique canonical artwork.

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