‘Goodbye to most of the daydreams’ Alex Pearl

12/06/2009

 

‘Goodbye to most of the daydreams’ Alex Pearl

12/06/2009

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The title of Alex Pearl’s exhibition ‘Goodbye to most of the Daydreams’ quotes the words of Antarctic Explorer, Captain Scott, The exhibition explored an imaginary journey to the frozen, windswept continent of Antarctica. However, where Scott would have relished the opportunity to embark on such an adventure, it is likely that artist Alex Pearl would recoil and see only discomfort in the prospect.

During a three month residency with BCA, Pearl created a series of works based upon the idea of a fictive proposal not to go to the Antarctic and to explore some of his personal reservations towards the ideas of adventure and discovery. The films, sculptures and books that form the complete body of work focus on the mundane narrative of his weekly journeying back and forth between Ipswich and Bedford. The works were deliberately made without research and constructed entirely in the studio above the gallery and mostly under his table.

Like Captain Scott, Pearl kept a journal documenting the chance moments of his residency journey, reflecting how the experience was at the mercy of outside forces and circumstance. A copy of Journal can be found at http://ajpjournals.blogspot.com/

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