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ANGELA WRIGHT

 

 

"PLOT -3 136"  -  "SILENT MOVIES"  -  Q PARK (UNDERGROUND CAR-PARK), CAVENDISH SQUARE, LONDON, W1

discarded black garments and black felt, on black car-parking plot
16 to 18 Oct 2015
Photos: Angela Wright / David Carr-Smith  
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MAKING THE WORK    
Photos: David Carr-Smith / Angela Wright

 

1 - THE SITE

 

The four visits to the Cavendish Square car-park exhibition floor (level minus-3), including Angela's selection of a work-site parking plot. 

 

Pic 01 
15-09-2015 - 19:58
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First visit - vehicle entry

Pic 02 
15-09-2015 - 19:58
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Vehicle entry

Pic 03 
15-09-2015
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Floor -3 plus the vehicle entry ramp. [NB: pic-right: the dark car is parked on plot-136 that Angela eventually chose.]

Pic 04 
15-09-2015
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Floor -3

Pic 05 
(14-10-2015)
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Floor -3

Pic 06 
16-09-2015
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Floor -3: second visit

Pic 07 
16-09-2015
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Floor -3

Pic 08 
22-09-2015
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Floor -3: third visit

Pic 09 
22-09-2015
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Floor -3 plot 134: On the inner ring of plots a few were associated with awkward spaces which somewhat isolated them. Presumably to assist maneuvering into these oddly shaped locations they were rendered as strangely distorted parallelograms. Angela liked the way these dynamically shaped plots were in visual tension with their surroundings. We looked at several and compared their qualities. Though in an exceptionally dramatic relation to its location this '134' was less visually isolated than some and rather dangerously projected into the carriage-way - thus, it was rejected.

Pic 10 
22-09-2015
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Floor -3 plot 136: This distorted plot was Angela's eventual choice - it was chosen for its degree of isolation in an unusually ' containing' cell; its relative cleanness; the proximity of the floor entry ramp and lift.

 

Pic 11 
14-10-2015
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Floor -3 plot 136: Angela's plot in situ.

Pic 12 
14-10-2015
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Floor -3 plot 136

Pic 13 
14-10-2015
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Floor -3 plot 136

 

 

 

2 - MAKING WORK-PIECES - HOUSE & STUDIO

 

The work was constrained by the curatorial injunction that the car-park art must be black and/or white. This section shows the making of the parts that will be added to Angela's chosen car-park plot. They consist of black felt ribbons with knotted ('flower-like') ends and ('flower-like') twisted and knotted black clothes. 'Flower-like' knotted clothes and felt have been used previously in various tests and doodles; as table decor; and as principal actors in the installations and videos "Once Out Of Nature" [Ref previous work - page 1]..

The ongoing results of Angela's making of parts are often arranged in temporary 'spin-off' arrangements and quick doodles. This is a continual self-entertaining habit of inventiveness and pleasure in its results, it also feeds into and 'keeps her in touch with' the final aim and outcome of the work.

 

Pic 01 

30-09-2015 - 07:16
House work: 
An early sketch of configuration-possibilities which (probably) used existing knotted clothes from the previous installation "Once Out Of Nature".

Pic 02 

30-09-2015 - 10:54
House work: 

The 1st test of an idea of the final work; also made for a photo sent to the exhibition curators.

(Seen in retrospect it has a higher density of big flowers and a lower density of felt-laying than in the final work.)

 

Pic 03 

05-10-2015 - 18:44
Studio work: 

A temporary sketch on the studio floor, accompanying her early manufacture of felt 'flowers'. These are made from felt strips: 2cm to 6cm wide for the 'flower-heads' (each a simple knot) with approx 1cm wide 'stems' tied to them. 

 

Pic 04 

07-10-2015 - 12:18
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Two days later there is also a gratuitous bouquet on the corner of her studio work-table. 24hrs later these floor and table groups have multiplied [Pic 08]

Pic 05 

07-10-2015 - 15:04
Studio work: 
Badly cut felt-strip rejects, which however are later intentionally arranged. Anything is susceptible to 'arrangement-tests' - in this case a special type of image: a felt 'drawing' trapped under glass (one of ongoing tests of a glass and felt (or wool) 'sandwich' for a possible other work). 

Pic 06

08-10-2015 - 12:25
Studio work: 
A spontaneous sketch: accumulated off-cuts were dumped onto a paper sheet (already on the floor) and intentionally 'framed' with two wide felt strips.

Pic 07 

08-10-2015 - 12:25
Studio work: 

Pic 08 

08-10-2015 - 13:07
Studio work: 
Over half an hour both felt-flower groups have enlarged and the floor one has  acquired a shore-line of black clothes balls [see Pic 09].

 

Pic 09 

09-10-2015 - 13:08
Studio work:  

Pic 10 

09-10-2015 - 13:08
Studio work: 
A quantitative test


Pic 11 

10-10-2015 - 08:47
House work: 
The end of September test [Pic 02] has acquired a couple more balled clothes and a tiny test of the option of adding white felt-flowers.


Pic 12 

10-10-2015 - 08:47
House work: 
The same test as Pic 11 - detail.

Pic 13

10-10-2015 - 08:52
House work: 

Pic 14

10-10-2015 - 08:52
House work: 

Pic 15

10-10-2015 - 08:52
House work: 

Pic 16

11-10-2015 - 09:38
House work: 

Pic 17

11-10-2015 - 16:16
House work: 

Pic 18

11-10-2015 - 16:18:
House work: 

Pic 19

12-10-2015 - 13:57
House work: 

Pic 20 

12-10-2015
House work: 
A roll of wide black felt ribbon (part of a previous work) - brought in as raw-material.

Pic 21 

12-10-2015 - 10:48
House work: 

Pic 22 

12-10-2015 - 10:49
House work: 

Pic 23 

13-10-2015 - 12:54
House work: 

Pic 24 

13-10-2015 - 12:56
House work: 

Pic 25 

13-10-2015 - 19:49
Studio work: 
Test: estimating the number of made-parts on 1/8th of the whole plot.

Pic 26 

13-10-2015 - 21:39
Studio work: 
Test: estimating the number of made-parts on 1/8th of the whole plot.

Pic 27 

13-10-2015 - 23:50
House work:
Many balls have been packed in transportable bags. Angela is making white 'flowers' - these were a possible addition to the installation but were not used however. 

Pic 28 

14-10-2015 - 10:00
House work:
Counting the different sized clothes-balls - plus pics 29 to 33.

Pic 29 
14-10-2015 - 10:04
House work:
The balls are being size-sorted and counted.

Pic 30 
15-10-2015 - 24:18
House work:
The balls are being size-sorted and counted, and many have been packed for transport to the installation site.


Pic 31 
15-10-2015 - 12:05
House work:

Pic 32 
15-10-2015 - 12:20
House work:

Pic 33 
15-10-2015 - 13:39
House work:
Twisted and knotted black clothes-flowers [plus pics 34 to 38].

Pic 34 
15-10-2015
House work:

Pic 35 
15-10-2015
House work:

Pic 36 
15-10-2015
House work:

Pic 37 
15-10-2015
House work:

Pic 38 
15-10-2015
House work:

 

 

 

3 - ON SITE :  INSTALLING THE WORK

 

Angela arrived first at the car-park and reserved plot -3 136. A car delivered the garment 'flower-balls' and felt 'flowers' (approx 1000), laid in bags. After she had cleaned the plot, arranging these took a continuous 8 hours, plus another 2.5 hours the next morning - the work was finished around 12:00.

 

Pic 01 
15-10-2015 - 16:34
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Delivery

Pic 02 
15-10-2015 - 16:34
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Angela starts cleaning 

Pic 03 
15-10-2015 - 16:35
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Pic 04 
15-10-2015 - 16:37
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Pic 05 
15-10-2015 - 19:40
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Pic 06 
15-10-2015 - 19:40
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Pic 07 
15-10-2015 - 22:38
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Pic 08 
15-10-2015 - 22:39
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Pic 09 
16-10-2015 - 12:11 
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Installing continued on day-2 from about 9:30, but no pics were taken of it in process. The work was finished around 12:00 and the site cleared.

 

 

 

4 - THE FINISHED WORK  

 

The completed installation is shown on page-1:  

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