Fri 15-Sun 17 May
Birthday is a participatory artwork installation made up of large-scale drawings commemorating the births and deaths that are happening everyday.
Members of the public will collaborate and draw circles alongside Sam Winston to remember people they knew and know, and register their names in writing.
We use data to quantify the world, yet even on such pertinent themes of birth and death, once we pass a certain scale the information slips into either obscurity or trivia.
Birthday is a work that addresses this subject by using drawing and storytelling to give us a context in which to understand some of these larger movements in life.
Presented in collaboration with Antlers Gallery.
Presentation at Mayfest supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Sam Winston is an artist and story-teller from London. He creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words as messages and information. His use of drawing, cutting, folding and typography produces new work in which complex ideas are expressed clearly and logically- an art form so necessary in a world where the financial and media text surrounding us is so often impossible to process.
Image Credit Andy Sewell
Part of the PHPC15 Cultural Programme.