24.5.21

Articulate Backroom: Jeffrey Wood - Weapons of Choice

Articulate Backroom

Open 11am - 5pm Friday – Sunday, 28th May – 13th June 2021

Opening event Saturday 29th May 2-5pm


Jeffrey Wood Weapons of Choice 2020 (detail)

Artist Jeffrey Wood presents a body of work made while self isolating during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Six small sculptures are all made from the materials immediately available at home. Caring for two cats; Gonzo and Eddie ensure a consistent supply of Cat food tins. The material has a unique aesthetic quality, having a texture and finish similar to Brass or Gold. The pandemic has shut down the global economy and the consequences of that unprecedented but necessary halt to commence is largely unknown and frightening. The Weapons of choice collection is a response to the science driven shutdown and influenced by the philosophy of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and American artist Tom Sachs. Wood is interested in our participation in the economy through consumption. The ubiquitous act of feeding the cats is inextricably intertwined with the manufacturer and proliferation of weapons. Our choices have consequences.


Conditions of entry:
Please do not come if you are unwell or a contact of a COVID-19 case.
Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
Complete your contact tracing information on entry to Articulate.
Keep 1.5 metres distance from others or wear a face mask