UNTITLED (ANN ELLIOTT)

© The Artist

UNTITLED (ANN ELLIOTT) 1992

Abigail Lane (1967 – )

Details

Dimension
10.2 X 6.4 X 30.5 CM
Media
WOOD, RUBBER AND METAL TACKS
Accession number
P6129

Summary

Abigail Lane's work from the early nineties often described an absent presence, the traces that people leave behind and questioned issues of mark making through a series of pieces that included giant wall mounted ink pads, ink pad chairs, wallpaper imprinted with body parts and the seminal Conspiracyfrom 1992. In this, Lane supplied a series of rubber stamps of her own finger prints which players use to implicate her in a crime and it is for her to find an alibi at any given time. The shoes bearing Ann Elliott’s¹ footprints can be worn/used by anyone to implicate her as well. Parallels are therefore drawn between art making and the perpetration of a crime – the gesture or imprint of the artist can be seen as a transgressive act which opens itself to the interpretation and analysis of the viewer.

¹ Ann Elliott was an exhibition curator for the British Council.

Multiplication, The British Council 2001