neil cummings

things

Errata
15 May 1996

Commissioned by Bruce Ferguson for Walking,Thinking, Walking Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art, Denmark

The publication Errata was a parasitical intervention into a public museum, both as a guide and via the catalogue of the collection.

From the Introduction

The…


Prototype of Red and Blue chair
20 Dec 1992

In 1992 I had an exhibition entitled Sculptures at the newly-established Cabinet Gallery, in London.

This is from the invitation card:

'The other project was, a scheme for entirely…


Flea Market
12 Mar 2020

I've been thinking about things, how they're imagined, produced and circulate for some time. Living near Brick lane in London, which used to be a vast flea-market, has encouraged me to think about the material underside of shopping.

A flea market connects peoples’ actual needs and desires…


Value of Things
29 Mar 2005

I'm interested in collecting as a method for making, and making sense of our biosphere. For a while, I washed and put on a shelf an example of every plastic bottle that passed through our house. Collected, these otherwise overlooked things…


Venus
07 Dec 2018

Every Friday, more or less, for the past year I've been posting an image of an object  #ObjectOfTheWeek on twitter.

Each object is photographed agains a white or black…


Display Cases
27 Feb 1997

During the 1990's I was very interested in the idea of collection for making sense of the world. And to be honest I'm still interested, take a look at #ObjectOfTheWeek on…


Dummy - yellow
10 Aug 2017

Surrogate was screened as part of Short Bursts of Concentrated Joy

Curated by David Blamey for Houghton, the new three-day art and music festival taking place on the Houghton…


Tiling
20 Aug 2017

I designed - this is where I encountered 'tesselation' - sourced and during the summer learnt to lay a floor of handmade terracotta tiles for an almacen in Riocaliente, Asturias.

The…


Stool
13 Jul 2017
My text Look at me, look at me, look at me was reprinted in BRACES, LEVERS, FETISHES & TALISMANS  


Dummy - blue
18 Jan 2020

Its a commonplace that all objects are signs for something else, what's unusual about the surrogate nipple offered to babies is that in English, the word that identifies the object, dummy advertises the fact.

SURROGATE Neil Cummings

EDITED…