Monday, January 10, 2011

Participatory acts

Peter Ainsworth, Gabe standing on a pile of rubble, Bramley Moore Dock (A5036), 2008

Peter Ainsworth, or photography as a philosophy in images:

"Spring and Summer, 2008, represents the development within my practice of concerns surrounding the peripheral and ephemeral within urban edge space. [...]"

Peter Ainsworth, Kirsty with broiler chicken, Angel Road (A406), 2008

"Similarly in the works informed by Bruegel’s Netherlandish Proverbs, (1559) the protagonist is engaged in an act that seems incongruous with the space. Bruegel's paintings have themes of the absurdity and foolishness of mankind so within the photographs I drew parallels to them with my method of art creation. [...]"

Peter Ainsworth, Summer after Breugel 1568, 2008
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Summer, 1568

"The project became an attempt at naming or categorising and in this capacity the enterprise became quixotic beyond the individual actions depicted within the photographs. The works represent an engagement with a site in flux encompassing issues surrounding social designation of space and action in public spaces by drawing reference from the work of Pieter Bruegel in the enactment and realisation of idealistic, participatory acts."

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Netherlandish Proverbs, 1559

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