title: HEAVEN IS A PLACE
materials: SALVAGED PLASTIC, LED TUBE LIGHTS, STICKERS, CHIVES, TOOTHPASTE, BUDDLEIA, ELECTRICITY, WIRE, CHEWING GUM, SCREWS ETC
Exhibited in the Hockney Gallery, South Kensington, 2019.
This was a sculpture about my dad and my hometown and my life and some romantic feelings etc. I made it by hand. Peter Gabriel came to the show and asked me what the toothpaste smeared on the side was about.
i told him it was a quick fix for re-grouting your bathroom (or your degree show piece) that my mum had tipped me off to. smells good. an article online assumed it was a comment on neoliberalism, but, i’m still not sure what neoliberalism is?
“[THE] question of how and what to show is solved by these graduates with bold statements and singular pieces that represent their wider practice. One such bold statement is Eilis Searson’s illuminated sign – that reflects on her position as a designer and the conditions of creative practice and intellectual labour within neoliberalism.”