Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Work from The Continuous Garbage Project.
“From March 1998 to March 2003, Kelly Wood photographed household garbage. From this activity, inscribed within an arbitrary time frame, emerged a large-scale work that presents us with unmistakable evidence of a relentless process and exposes its excesses in documentation extending to 275 pages. The Continuous Garbage Project (1998-2003) brings us into contact with the records the artist kept over time. The sharpness of her images reveals all the more clearly that the full garbage bag is an empirical fact of life and makes the photographic medium into a standardized recording tool. The repetition of the same composition and the resulting succession of images help to transform Wood’s heaps of garbage into art materials.” – Galerie de l’UQAM