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Mitchell Vowles

Stella Eclipse, 2020

Small models make gross connections to an old man’s train set. Think of a man haunted by nostalgia, making scenes in his childhood bedroom, living with his mum, a bloke reading yesterday’s news, trying to revive the past. Listening to old music, playing with his old phone, he drinks, he lets his thoughts roam. He’s not interested in the world that surrounds him, he wants to live in the past. He wants to live in 1999. Telling himself the world doesn’t need anymore stuff.
This sculpture depicts a giant screen that was erected in Plymouth’s Newham Park, during the solar eclipse in the UK on Wednesday 11th August 1999. At 11 past 11 a huge screen stages the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse, thousands of people scatter into darkness with UV protective glasses on, people standing very close together, surrounded by inflatable cans of Stella.

GILBERT BAYES AWARD WINNER 2020

GILBERT BAYES AWARD WINNER 2020

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