A multi-media installation of objects, photographs, video and writings exploring cultural displacement within an urban environment. This exhibition is the result of a three-year ongoing collaboration exploring cultural displacement within an urban environment. The two artists respond to life in the city (London), developing a multi-media project which began with the chance discovery of a headless camel cast made from the earth. A silhouette of the headless camel was placed over a map of London, marking 62 necessary points for the project’s completion. At each point, in a documented physical exchange, the artists install a plaster cast of the camel, observe and remove found objects, thereby completing a cycle of give and take, displacement and belonging. The headless camel (as a simple existential posture) coupled with the project’s records of objects, photographs, videos and writings (memory and contemplation) create a whole, yet still evolving, experience.
Since introducing the project at Art Projects International, Paddy and Emmanuelle have made public presentations at the following institutions: Slade School of Art, London; Museum of London, London; Barbican Centre, London; New York University, New York City. Also, the project is continuously expanding and now various other artists are working on the project in Quebec City, New York City, Paris, and Delhi.
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