Duncan Campbell’s Beer can light relates closely to the objects found in It for Others, his 2014 Turner Prize winning essay-film, in which anthropomorphised objects assume the form of packaging for other products. Examining what Campbell perceives to be a set of social relationships embodied within these objects, his work addresses their commodification and the construction of value, as well as the ways in which they relate to each other socially.
Each Beer can light piece has been created with his fabricator Bill Breckenridge using ‘shop bought’ beer, with every can hand-emptied either through careful consumption or reluctant disposal; slight traces of these processes may therefore be found on each edition.
Limited edition of 50. Certificate signed by the artist
Beer can, electrical components
25 x 17 x 10cm
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**While the image shows two lights, purchase is for one Beer Can Light**
About the Artist
Duncan Campbell (b. 1972, Dublin) completed his BA at the University of Ulster in 1996, and his MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 1998. Recent solo exhibitions includeDuncan Campbell (2012), Carnegie Museum of Art;Arbeit (2011), Hotel, and Make It New John, at Chisenhale Gallery, Glasgow’s Tramway, Sligo’s The Model, Belfast Exposed, and New York’s Artists Space from 2009–11. Campbell was awarded The Baloise Art Prize in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include the British Art Show 7, in 2010–11, and participation in the 55th Venice Biennale for the Scottish pavilion, in 2013. Campbell is represented by Rodeo Gallery, London.
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