Hats and gloves

J Anyan

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    Hats Gloves was the last in a trilogy of accessories exhibitions curated by Leicester City Art Gallery. In addition to my work the exhibition included contemporary creations by the renowned milliners, glove makers and fashion designers Philip Treacy, David Shilling, Dai Rees and Vivienne Westwood. I exhibited the three works selected from my 'Automaton' series, which was derived from research into the fragile boundary between fantasy and reality. I exploited photography's uneasy relationship with illusion, representation and reproduction to explore the way in which automata disturb, disorientate and challenge our relationship to them and, in so doing, our preconceptions concerning illusion, fantasy, reality and the uncanny. The work particularly references the way in which children do not distinguish between living and inanimate objects and treat objects such as dolls as if they were living people. Olympia in Hoffmann's 'The Sandman' is used as an example of an automata that exemplifies child-like desires to make the inanimate animate. The exhibition was accompanied by a full colour catalogue: Hats Gloves, with a text by Mary Schoeser, Writer, Curator and Textile Historian http://www.staffs.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ariadne/show?artist=anyanj

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    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004

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