Parrot Problems

Helen Marten

Location: 2/F next to Sportshouse
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2014
Welded steel, aluminium, fabric, wood, string, cast plaster, latex, rubber, stitched suede, prosthetic eyeballs, rivets, hammer, galvanised painted cardboard
135 × 171.5 × 126cm

What at first glance appear to be found objects arranged in a freestanding sculptural assemblage are revealed, on closer inspection, as a meticulously composed entity, created out of a variety of everyday and rarefied materials. Marten’s works draw upon multiple sources, invoking the history of the readymade while also inverting that precedent through craft and modification.

2014
Welded steel, aluminium, fabric, wood, string, cast plaster, latex, rubber, stitched suede, prosthetic eyeballs, rivets, hammer, galvanised painted cardboard
135 × 171.5 × 126cm

What objects can you find in this sculpture? Have a closer look and you will realise it is a meticulously composed entity that created out of a variety of everyday and rarefied materials. Marten’s works draw upon multiple sources, invoking the history of the readymade while also creating new ideas through craft and modification!

Helen Marten

Born in Macclesfield in 1985, Helen Marten is a promising young artist recognised for her inventive deployment of seemingly unrelated words, images and everyday objects, in the creation of complex words of sculpture, video and installation. There splice together abstract concepts with an insistent materiality.

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Location: 2/F next to Sportshouse