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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