• Feuilleton (Hope) & Feuilleton (Love)

O'Riley, Tim, 2021, Show, Exhibition or Event, Feuilleton (Hope) & Feuilleton (Love)

Abstract or Description:

Feuilleton (Hope) & Feuilleton (Love): two 'printed matter' works made for / exhibited as part of ‘The Feuilleton: I Will Bear Witness, Piggy-backing from the Edicola’ curated by Jo Melvin. This was centred around a disused newsstand, the Edicola Spoleto (2 July–31 August 2021), with associated ‘echoes’ at MACRO / Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (6–7 July 2021) and at the Edicola, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome (7–9 July 2021).

These works were originally sent to Jo Melvin as PDFs, to be printed at any A size up to A1 and made available for visitors to take away. Each work features a representation of a ’Sheet Bend’ knot, which is used to join two ropes of unequal diameters. The words inscribed above the knot image refer to: a motto written by Sir John Barrow (‘hope on hope ever’), which was embroidered on a sledge flag—now housed at the National Maritime Museum in London—made by Lady Jane Franklin for one of the search parties looking for her husband, Sir John Franklin, and his lost 1845 expedition to find the North West Passage; a comment briefly heard on the radio before this abruptly cut out owing to a power shortage ('your love is my country').

The FeuilletonRome, Italy2 Jul - 31 Aug 2021Mixed show
Official URL: https://www.museomacro.it/supplement/the-feuilleto...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 17:27
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 09:32
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4895
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