Friday, 27 August 2010

Analogue Books and Variations on Normal

My favourite bookshop in Edinburgh has to be Analogue Books. As well as selling all the design and art books that I didn't know I wanted, they also have a little gallery space at the back of the shop and according to their blog, they are about to have an exhibition of work by Dominic Wilcox.
Dominic Wilcox is an artist, designer and inventor who works within the territory of the 'everyday'. Everyday objects, environments, buildings, human interaction, no area of normality is out of reach. His work, which is usually layered with an ultra dry wit, places a spotlight on the banal, always adding a new, alternative perspective on things we take for granted.


War Bowl made by melting toy soldiers


Field - 'making a connection with nature while referencing the lives of the absent owners.'


Xylophone Bin - when the pedal is pressed to open the lid a ball is released which hits the bars releasing a note.

He also has an interesting blog, Variations on Normal.

Exhibition begins 4 september - 2 October 2010

Analogue Bookshop

2 comments :

  1. great post! I love art with an ironical and surprising aspect!

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  2. Me, too, Viktoria. I absolutely love the bowl. His website and blog are definitely worth a look. Can't wait to see what they have in the exhibition.

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