TOWARDS A LEXICON OF PHENOMENA AND INFORMATION ASSOCIATION. AN INTRODUCTORY HOME APPARATUS (PLASTIC ONO BAND) 2000
Mike Nelson (1967 – )
- 10 X .5 X 36 CM
- CASSETTE, BATTERY LAMP, WIRE, METAL
- Accession number
1998 Nelson had a residency at Camden Arts Centre. A corridor led to the gallery in which the artist had assembled a seemingly disparate group of objects. On a notice board in the corridor hung a text: an introduction to ‘The School for Robinsons’, a book written by Jules Verne in which he parodies his own genre of ‘The Mysterious Island’. In the gallery Nelson had created a mysterious island: the shores littered with debris, mountains and valleys fashioned from ladders, vegetation from coiled wire and discarded inner tubing and peopled by strange puppets made out of tin and bits of string. Here are specimens taken from this island to be studied and evaluated, catalogued and categorised for a lexicon towards an understanding of this fictional place.
Multiplication, The British Council 2001