FLOOD - A Site Specific Installation, York

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Flood, a site specific-installation in St Mary's (a 13th century deconsecrated church) in York, was 8 meters high and made from 4 tons of recycled computer components supplied by Secure IT Recycling.

'Flood' was commissioned for the alter area of this deconsecrated church, which is now used as a contemporary art exhibition space. It was on show from June - October 2010.
As well as reflecting the church's tall spire the work references the idea of an alter as a space for prayer and worship. The piece draws the eye upwards to the heavens or as some saw it it floods down forming a pool of metal and wire on the floor. The title 'Flood' refers to York's flooding problems and to floods of information and technology. The juxtaposition of contemporary computer components with the ancient, hallowed space of the church starts to break down 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.

Date: 2010

Measurements: 8 high m

Material: recycled computer components

Provenance: York St Mary's York UK

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