In May 2014, Local and European Elections took place in Ireland.
In the weeks leading up to those elections there appeared up every post and pole in this land a fungul growth of plastic: what politicians call election posters. The sheer quantity of plastic, the monotonous vanity of it all, the pose, the pout. All these ingredients for me cried out to be used as a material, to have fun with this material.
Well I had fun, and one of the results of that fun is this piece of work ‘The
Blockheads’. Using a (15cm) square shape, I cut a template for a cube from
reclaimed election posters, from the above elections. It was amazing to see these ‘Blockheads’ take shape and form and reveal a comedy beyond all this facade.
There are 30 cubes of 15x15x15cm which make up ‘The Blockheads’.
The materials used are printed corrugated plastic sheets (political election posters), cable ties and ink.