neil cummings

things

29 Mar 2005
Value of Things

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…


07 Dec 2018
Venus

 

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…


27 Feb 1997
Display Cases

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 twitter.


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…


20 Aug 2017
Tiling

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…


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


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…


26 Apr 1997
2063

Twenty years ago, in 1997, I researched and curated a complex multi-site exhibition.....

Collected

26th April - 21 June 1997 Exploring the depth and diversity of the collection…


12 Mar 2017
Thames foreshore

I'm part of an insurgent research group working on the Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, and London (TAAG and TAAL). Sensing long term, slow, slow compared to human lifespans, climatic changes and understanding how our activities are influencing these changes is complex and challenging.  

As…


30 Jan 2017
Cloud

Curated from the collection, a temporary exhibition #FromTheCollection #ObjectOfTheWeek pic.…