A Quantity of Easing
Research which entails the re-make of a version of “In Dublin’, originally staged in 1999, during a residency at Irish Museum of Modern Art. In the new version, A Quantity of Easing (The Physics and Economics of Sculpture) the work is reduced in scale and set upon a block of Frieze magazines that chart the rise and rise of the market through the 90’s and early part of this century. Set in context of John Lathams former home, Flat Time House, the project uses John Lathams own techniques of destruction of books (by oil) as an inherent critique of the art market's commidifaction processes. As a nod to earlier work, in which an impromptu bet started, a further twist is added by a sweepstake that allows viewers to place their own wager on the speed of the works destruction.
Plinth with 30cm cube of custom made bitumen. Copies of frieze magazine cut and re-ordered to create a base. Mounted on custom made plinth to allow clean unbroken spill over.
The start of the Wager at Flat Time House in london. With Curator Elisa Kay.
Polaroids of the event were taken and displayed for visitors arriving after the main event.
Different stages of the work in progress.
Detail after one week.
The heat in 'The Mind', the name given by John Latham to this room in the front of his house, was fierce.
John Hill, Director of Mental Furniture at Flat Time House, inspects the progress of the work.