2022

BOYLE FAMILY

BOYLE FAMILY DIG

12–16 October

Exhibition open Wednesday–Sunday 12–6pm

And by appointment from 17 October to 1 November

email to book: [email protected]


To mark the upcoming publication of Untitled (1956) – Red, Green and Yellow – Gone Fishing on 1 November, Flat Time House will screen a rarely seen film documenting Dig, a 1966 event organised by Boyle Family under the name ‘The Institute of Contemporary Archaeology’. The site of the happening, a roped off section of a demolition site in Shepherds Bush, turned out to be the site of an ornamental garden statue factory. Thirty or so diggers in three hours excavated hundreds of broken statues, moulds and tools.

At FTHo examples of these excavated sculptures will be exhibited alongside footage of the original happening. For Mark Boyle "the view that anything that exists is part of the contemporary environment... an object is not unworthy of our interest because it happens to be old or damaged or picturesque."

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