Example image taken from the Bristol City walkabout in March 2015.
SPOTtimespotTIME – Conceived in 2015 ( LIGAR II)
….. is a participatory artwork initially inspired by the touring installation Turning ‘ages (LIGAR I) and the Rubens exhibition (RA 2015)
The emerging artwork will be touring and encouraging participation throughout the UK cities in Summer/Autumn 2016,2017, 2018 & 19. The project took on a new dimension following outreach and participation through the sharing of fingerprints from passersby in a special event which was held in Bristol on 30 March 2015. It is the second expression/ installation from the collective work ‘LIGAR’
The work asks us to consider our own changing identity. How do we feel when we are asked to handover our fingerprint ? In an in increasing digital age is our fingerprint something we should be fearful to handover freely or should we embrace our increased cultural share to incorporate aspects of our physical identity ? It has become evident during the tour that there are a large group of people choosing to live ‘off grid’ and those that have been forced to live off grid because of the changing social environment. Forensics research and pioneering work with DNA analysis will provide some of the scientific answers, but what about the social impact? . SPOTtimespotTIME will document these changes. Robinson says: “Given the current political climate I am particularly pleased to be doing something so levelling. A fingerprint does not show difference, only how similar we all are.”
Conceived in Bristol in 2015, the artist walks all day to gather fingerprints from all sections and areas of society. The finished artwork will include 12 panels of fingerprints held in clear resin, each collected from all the cities visited across the UK as well as Parliament representation and those people who do not have homes and live on our streets. The artwork once completed will be a nationwide-
‘Fingerprint Of Unity’