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Michael Dean: Mountains and Triangles

Michael Dean: Mountains and Triangles
Library Shelf Location ABC-DEAN
Publication Date Nov 2005
Description

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email archive@balticmill.com for an appointment or see staff.

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Dean's bookwork uses text to investigate the disparity between actual personal experience and the artist's ability to convey these experiences with any veracity, using the very intimacy of observation to produce autonomy from specific context. Rooted in the minutiae of everyday life, Dean uses minimal written phrases as his predominant mode of communication. His texts appear to evoke the fabric of personal experience - populated as they are with the first names of individuals, and the objects that surround them. Here, he presents a collection of existing and new work; these 'word pictures' - devoid of narrative or context - are drawn from his memories of growing up on Tyneside to present an intimate, yet fragmented portrait of 1980s youth. Dean's work forms part of Other Plans, a project initiated as a critical response to the significant regeneration projects taking place in Newcastle and Gateshead against the background of the bids for City of Culture.

ISBN 9780954828837
Quantity 1
Pages 332
Author Michael Dean
Format Paperback
Publisher Forma Arts and Media Limited
Related Artist Michael Dean
Categories BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keywords Memory, Everyday life
Related Event Other Plans: Artist's Books Launch (22 February 2007)
Related Curator/Producer Simon Morrissey
Language English

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