‘Goodbye to most of the daydreams’ Alex Pearl

12/06/2009

 

‘Goodbye to most of the daydreams’ Alex Pearl

12/06/2009

Share To:

Back to news

Article

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/

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

February 13, 2018

Bedford in new nationwide art project Processions

Bedford Creative Arts to take part in Nationwide Art Project to celebrate the centenary of the women’s vote Bedford Creative Arts is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. PROCESSIONS

February 6, 2018

BedMID working with artist Roshi Nasehi and Bedfordshire community groups.

This year BedMID is engaging people in the local community in a range of music-led projects that explore some of the issues faced by women held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. This work aims to create a space for vulnerable and marginalised groups in Bedfordshire to make music together whilst raising awareness about immigration

January 23, 2018

Future Town Artist Call Out

Open Call for Artists’ Proposals An opportunity for an artist with an interest in participation to develop a new artwork with the public, amongst the fun and hub bub of Bedford’s River Festival and other cultural events in 2018. We are a contemporary arts organisation and Arts Council England national portfolio organisation that has been

See More

Want to get involved? YEAH!