21 May 2015 – 27 Jun 2015

PNI, London

Nicolas Ceccaldi

Permanently Tiedup Version of You

Installation view: Permanently Tiedup Version of You

Scott Dunwoodie framed print, paint pen
43 × 43 × 3.3 cm (16 ⅞" × 16 ⅞" × 1 ¼")

Installation view: Permanently Tiedup Version of You

Sun Setting Over the Lake
Joseph Mallord William Turner framed print
64.5 × 81.5 × 4.8 cm (25 ⅜" × 32 ⅛" × 1 ⅞")

Pavola Sunset
Liz Jameson framed print, paint on wall
Print: 43 × 43 × 3.3 cm: Dimensions variable

The necessity to repaint Project Native Informant in white – after it had been left black by the previous artist- gave Nicolas Ceccaldi the opportunity to perform an in-situ intervention directly on the walls; a 70% recovery of the original state which enhanced the gallery with a raw, degraded look. In contrast, the artworks on display are not only framed and small to medium in size, but also appropriated from a department store. Borrowing from Liz Jameson, William Turner, Lorraine Christie and Scott Dunwoodie, these pictures underwent both external and internal operations of détournement: first via recontextualization and secondly with the occasional addition of paint marker drawings. This succession of hygienic measures imposed out of necessity from above produces a festive feedback loop of reciprocal contamination and subversion.