What we caught we threw away, what we didn’t catch we kept
Friday, 24 May – Wednesday, 14 July 2013
Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
Deball presents a series of paper tree casts, made in Mexico, Costa Rica, Berlin and at Cove Park – fabricated using a papier-mâché technique known as ‚paper squeeze‘, pioneered by Alfred Maudsley in his archeological fieldwork at Mayan sites in Mexico and Guatemala. Deball has studied Maudslay’s paper moulds in the British Museum stores, and describe them as ‚ghost objects…quiet witnesses of an attempt to capture and absorb the object of observation‘.
Deball’s own paper casts are titled, ‚Tree Traps‘, with reference to an Essay by anthropologist Alfred Gell:
More Details: http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lon/ver/en10884114v.htm