Three-Legged Trouser Work (For Keith) is a piece inspired by Keith Arnatt’s 1972 work ‘Trouser-Word Piece’. In his original work, Arnatt offered an ironic commentary on his own position through the use of a philosophical analysis of the word ‘real’. ‘Three-Legged Trouser Work’ extends this analysis to deconstruct certain aspects of artistic production in relation to my own current position. In addition to the implications involved in the use of the word ‘real’, the work also discusses the alternative meanings implied through a definition of location (Lapland / Finnish / British) and the discursive context of the term ‘artist’.
A set of three images are each accompanied by a textual ‘diversion’ which both analyses and deconstructs the images and the texts themselves. The meaning of the artworks, the artworks themselves and the spectator’s role in creating meaning are thus brought into question and challenged.
Series of three images/text combinations, printed on photographic paper.
100cm x 50 cm