Discarded objects, Horticultural colour charts published by The British Colour Council (BCC). 1938.
I have been developing ideas for participatory artworks around collections, archive and systems of organisation used by scientists and collectors. My project ‘Sorting’ is a presentation of discarded objects sorted into colour and matched with horticultural colour charts, and is a development of ‘Clutter Bank’ a participatory project with Metal (Peterborough). The arrangement mimics a formal scientific or Museum display ordering process, but is made by visitors to the exhibition, using colour matching and also inevitable aesthetic decisions. Links between objects often reveal other themes between the objects through this process. The objects have been collected by open call from local Hackney homes. By default, these objects represent our relationship with consumerism and inevitably touch on our uneasy relationship with plastics. This project was developed whilst taking part in the London Creative Network programme at SPACE.
Photos: Floro Azqueta