Autumn 15 WTC #3: Journeys of inanimate objects
Cornelia Parker plays with transformation – steam rollering silver, blowing up sheds and reassembling the charred pieces, dropping meteorites into lakes, burying objects in places they have no reasonable right to be…
She finds objects that already have histories – multiple layers of history: the silver objects existed for a long time (some are 16th century) before she found the photos of them (in the 80s) taken for a catalogue in the 60s and recently rephotographed for her work in this current Cork Street exhibition. Cornelia Parker at alan christea
We shall be looking at objects in the Sotheby’s auctions, and you are invited to think about the stories of those objects – their histories.
You are then invited to consider your own way of transforming their futures.
To see the writing from this prompt, visit the page: Journeys of inanimate objects