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Nature Strikes Back 

SUITCASE PROJECTS


MOVE (With)OUT - 2013-16

Organised by the curatorial collective 'Something Human' , Move (With) Out was a nomadic project that emerged from an international group exhibition in the Brockspace in 2012. This exhibition featured three re-packed Baggage Claim suitcases. A full review of this show is on the blog: With(Out) At the Brockspace

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After the exhibition I was asked to 'distill' the project into a large, old fashioned travelling trunk.  Then from 2013-16, the trunk travelled to 10 different international destinations. Its contents were altered slightly with each stop and there were performances and events built around each city where it was shown. The project has its own dedicated blog: Move (With) Out
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SKELETON PROJECTS


Team MSK - 2012

Team MSK was part of Survival of the Fittest a group show held during the London 2012 Olympics at the Waterworks, Lea Valley Park.  It was a simple and fun way of demonstrating the literal bones and sinews of sporting achievement while also drawing awareness to the necessity of health and fitness in general. 

  
Man Machine - 2011

Man Machine was an immersive installation that looked at the sedentary and technology-dependent reality of contemporary life and its impact on the individual, both physically and mentally.  Featuring paintings, sabotaged posters, a skeleton, a laptop and an 'interactive' wall it was a disturbing work that explored the complex dynamics of the new mind-body-machine relationship. To try and give a sense of the narrative of this project, images are placed in the order that the audience would have viewed the room. All images enlarge when clicked.

 The project was part of the E17 Art Trail 2011 . There is an really good review of the show on the E17 Art Trail Blog.  

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Tim Vine

THE TOWERS OF TRASH PROJECTS
​2008-10

The Towers of Trash, representing some of Dubai's iconic buidings were created in Dubai in 2008. They  were featured in the Creek Art Fair of that year. 
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The towers then went to Abu Dhabi as part of the Land Change, Art and the Environment exhibition where they were shown in tandem with two 'recycled' paintings

For a review of this show with images from all artists involved click on the link below: 

Land Change, Art & the Environment

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The final incarnation of  th Towers of Trash represented Canary Wharf. These were shown in 2010 as part of: the group exhibition: 'Oh...I do like to be beside the Lea' at the Waterworks in Walthamstow, East London.
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