The Violent Unknown Event

"Kling Klang" In association with Gary Perkins and Gavin Wade and Tate Liverpool
HMS Plymouth Birkenhead, 19.9.98 - 10.10.98

While at the private view of “Hipparcos” as part of New Work UK at the Chisenhale Gallery, I was invited to exhibit on a historic war ship moored at Birkenhead. I was instantly drawn to the Jack Staff.

The title of the work comes from Peter Greenaway’s “The Falls” and the imagery from Gericault’s “The Raft of the Medusa” and Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People”. Of the visitors to the ship, I would only speak to the sailors who had served on her who, in exchange for an explaination, told stories of their life on board.

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