Flood, York

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Flood, York

Date: 2010

Measurements: 8 m high

Description: 'Flood' was a site specific installation made from 4 tons of recycled computer components generously supplied by Secure IT Recycling. York St Mary's, is a 13th century deconsecrated church and York's contemporary art exhibition space.

Material: recycled computer components

Provenance: York St Mary's York UK

Notes: As well as reflecting the churches tall spire the work references ideas of alters as spaces for prayer and worship. The piece draws the eye upwards to the heavens or as some saw it the piece floods down forming a pool of metal and wire on the floor. The title 'Flood' refers to York's flooding problem, to floods of information and floods of technology. The juxtaposition of ancient space and contemporary components adds an interesting layer as the components begin to resemble archaeological finds mingling with the slabs, which originate from Roman times. Other artists to exhibit at York St Mary's include Bruce Nauman, Cornelia Parker, Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings.

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