Animate Projects is delighted to premiere new work by artist Suky Best, 54 Morning Lane, now online at animateprojects.org.
In 54 Morning Lane digitally collaged owls disrupt four scenes from a British 1940s film, disturbing the quiet domesticity.
The deliberately rough application of digital technology provides evidence of the artist’s hand and opens a space for the view to consider the ideas being explored.
54 Morning Lane developed from Suky’s interest in transgressive animals within children’s fiction, especially Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Two Bad Mice, where two mice smash up a dolls’ house in anger at the fake food they find. The work questions the difference between a house and a home for both humans and animals and the difference between living in, or inhabiting, the space.
The exhibition is accompanied by a commissioned essay by Jonathan Burt, author of Animals in Film and a filmed interview with Suky Best speaking about 54 Morning lane is also now available to watch at animateprojects.org.
Read the full press release for 54 Morning Lane.