a local bum getting his shine on
14 March - 10 April 2008
Ultra shiny inflatables have invaded the street side space of The Kiosk in the service of Anton Mogridge and this project for The Physics Room. Commenting on the changing nature of the pedestrian space within which The Kiosk finds itself located, these humour-filled objects rift off Warhol’s free floating Silver Clouds but deny them any freedom to move, leaving them only the opportunity of deflating over the time they’re installed within The Kiosk.
To ‘get your shine on’ indicates a levity and sense of enjoyment that these contained objects don’t necessarily have the opportunity of. But then again, ‘getting your shine on’ isn’t always practiced in the service of good times, and is just as often a form of willful escapism.
With projects that often investigate the space between language’s literal references and their more colloquial usage, here Mogridge incorporates an awareness of the local history of the High Street area, a location once frequented by transients and street kids alike, via a playful approach to text and language for which he is now well known.