Flyers   2017  discarded festival flyers, stainless steel wire  dimensions variable  Photographer Grant Hancock

Flyers

2017

discarded festival flyers, stainless steel wire

dimensions variable

Photographer Grant Hancock

  Flyers   photographer Grant Hancock

Flyers

photographer Grant Hancock

Flyers started with collecting pamphlets from the recycle bins at the Adelaide Festival Centre. I was having a tour of the building and caught a glimpse of two bins full of pamphlets on route to recycling. Immediately I knew I should have seized them but I continued the tour looking for something else. Two weeks later I returned to the Festival Centre retrieving as many pamphlets as I could get my hands on.

My aim is to engage with the materials that speak out to me. Being prone to excess and obsessive organisation of things, I believe Flyers is a seductive and mysterious play on our livelihood. Flyers speaks of sunflower crops, a constellation of pinwheels, while overconsumption and waste will always be looming the background. The tensions in this installation between form and imagination avoid and confuse a fixed meaning. My intention is to invite the viewer to dream, to reminisce and to lose themselves in the aesthetic qualities of the work.