Alexander Pollard, Mel Franklin

    Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


    Mel Franklin Smith and Alexander James Pollard collaborated by makng three pairs of shoes featuring alien objects inbedded in/on them. The alien objects included parts of the Berlin Wall, other artworks made by American/Venuezuelan artist Meyer Vaisman and organic material such as slime mold. The shoes are presented on large concrete tombs that feature screens inbedded into their surface - the installation reproduced a "MUD" (multi-user-domain/dungeon). Featured on these screens were artworks by other artists, films uploaded onto YouTube and blank blue screens. The materials were listed as "authors" or "artists" in the show reproducing a flattened ontological environment in which the viewer became a participant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventMUD∞ - EMBASSY Gallery, 10b Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LF, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 17 Apr 20153 May 2015


    • Object-Orientated-Ontologies
    • flattened ontology
    • new materialism
    • materialism
    • multi-user-domains
    • multi-user-dungeons
    • slime mold
    • berlin wall
    • meyer vaisman
    • tomb raider
    • shoe sculpture
    • MUD
    • collaboration
    • fine art and design crossover
    • appropriation
    • digital
    • Neo-Medievalisms


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