Saturday 23 November 2019, 11:00am

Fiona Clark: The Pumpkin Register

Date Saturday 23 November 2019
Time 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location Artspace, 1/300 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
Part of Summer Programme 2019

Saturday 23 November
Fiona Clark: The Pumpkin Register
Artspace Aotearoa
11am - 1pm

Fiona Clark will be presenting a one-day performative installation called The Pumpkin Register, a residue from The Bill, an exhibition from our 2016 programme. As part of her work she recycled all of the available copies of The Bill into pumpkins.

I grew long-keeping pumpkins from family seed stock last summer at the old Tikorangi dairy factory that is my home. While grown organically, the compost I made included shredded paper related to environmental hearings and campaigns I have been involved with and an art publication from Auckland - past documents that I felt added nothing to my archive collection. Often meaningless, occasionally poisonous words are repurposed to a nourishing mix for the most prosaic of crops - the unpretentious pumpkin. Not only is the flesh still edible, the seeds can be sown for a further crop this summer.

  • Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark will be in attendance to exchange the Pumpkins.