Duncan McAfee

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Talking Shop


This installation resulted from a collaborative project between the artist, Seven Seven Contemporary Art , and a group of students from BSix Sixth Form College, Brooke House, Hackney.


Objects were animated by concealing speakers within them and giving each a voice – a travel bag stuffed with maps (pictured) talked about emigrating from the Congo to London, a broken chair complains of how tired it is and pleads for no one on sit on it, an answer phone clicks on and barks out a Hammer Horror style warning message… these and more combine to create unnerving, touching and sometimes comic relationships between the things and the sounds that are installed around the space.

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