Intermediate Artefact 01
July 2019
Type:
Installation, Object design

Intermediate Artefact 01 explores the shared concepts of desire and value between the an Australian bowerbird and the general public in the UK. The project begins with research into a specific bowerbird (‘Errol’), housed in Melbourne Museum, and his collection of blue plastic objects. The artefact’s shape reference street furniture in central London, acting as souvenirs to the public. These shapes were carefully selected to be desirable to Errol and practical for him to collect. Intermediate Artefact 01 has been exhibited alongside the other objects in the series, at the Royal College of Art and Birmingham Open Media in 2019. The series has been discussed in greater length in a conversation with Ned Dodington of the Expanded Environment here.