CIVIL ENGINEERING 2000
Pamela Golden (1959 – )
- DIAMETER 13 CM
- A PAIR OF PORCELAIN CUPS AND SAUCERS, DECORATED WITH TRANSFERS
- Accession number
“The title, Civil Engineering, refers to Social Darwinism. The image inside each of the cups is of three men on the beach (twins and another man?) acting out: ‘see no, speak no and hear no evil’, they are from the past. The text only visible once a cup is raised gives more insight to the narrative. Both a right and a left handed cup are provided. The edition is functional, the viewer literally drinks in the image.
I am interested in how we receive things, how our mindscapes have no visual knowledge before photography. I use archives and found, often discarded photographs. I am curious about this social history and where it takes us as the viewer.”
Multiplication, The British Council 2001