LEFTOVERS: Re-presenting the unwanted.
Postgraduate Fine Art Diploma project, 2014
Massey University

LEFTOVERS: Re-presenting the unwanted explores how response and perception can be influenced and manipulated by way of presentation. The work undertaken in this project attempts to elevate the status of discarded materials and imbibe them with a sense of historical, cultural and personal significance.

New Zealand public art galleries and museums were approached by the artist and invited to supply adhesive vinyl used to promote exhibitions in their institutions, once they had finished with them. Samples received from participating institutions were catalogued, photographed and re-presented along with other works that were informed by the data and vinyl collected. Not all requests were accepted to supply the material for the project, which became integral in the development and presentation of the work.

This project wouldn't have been possible without the help from the following people and organisations; Lisa Reynolds, Alexander Wright, Shaun Waugh, Richard Reddaway, Michael Heynes, Damon Cook, Denis Clode, Pataka Art + Museum, The Dowse Art Museum, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Rotorua Museum, Te Manawa Museums Trust, Hastings City Art Gallery, Waikato Museum and DAC Group.

© 2014 S.K.M.Forsyth

Leftover #1 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #2 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #3 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #4 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #5 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #6 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #7 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Leftover #8 2014 Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Strict procedures Inkjet print on Epson luster photo

Wrapper 2014 1mm petg plastic (heat distorted)

Allsorts 2014 adhesive vinyl (various), fibres

Home for the unwanted 2014 mixed media

Home for the unwanted 2014 mixed media (detail)

Home for the unwanted 2014 mixed media (detail)

Request Denied (re-presented) 2014 3M Scotchcal vinyl

Request Denied (re-presented) 2014 3M Scotchcal vinyl (detail)

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

 

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

LEFTOVERS Exposure 2014, installation

Exposure 2014, Massey University School of Fine Arts

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