My favourite year, the best work I ever made.
Seashells, pebbles, monkey nuts, glass bottles, coloured cotton, slide projection. 2008
Sometimes it takes a simple object to remind you of what people mean to you. A swing reminds you of your childhood best-friend, a piece of soap to your grandmother..
Peter Fillingham plays with these emotions. The shape of the object, its smell, how it feels, it can start a flow of memories and emotions.
"'My favourite year, the best work I ever made' is a display of four art works, which are still in the process of being made but are not exactly unfinished. The works are shown in a simple form and are more of an enquiry for me; they are four individual statements.
The first slide projection is a sculpture, which relates to my time spent on a Finnish island with friends.
The cotton sheets, refers to my ambition to work with four separate camping groups, still very much in early stages.
The shell, pebble and monkey nut bottles are a homage to my friend, a way of thinking things through.
The second slide projection is the first attempt to photograph a small section of my collection of Christmas objects. These images were taken in a parish hall in my home town."
My favourite year, the best work I ever made, displays four art works which are still in progress, they are presented at a certain moment in their existence but will continue to progress. Shown in a simple form, they are the result of an ongoing enquiry in four individual statements.
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