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Borland, Christine (1965-)
City Park: Strolling, Turning, KneelingDate: 1997
Movement: Young British Artists (YBA)
Theme: Still Life
Six colour photographs mounted on board
Size: Each: 25.50 x 25.50 cm; measurements of board: 84.00 x 117.00 cm
This work is one of a series in which the artist was inspired by crime scenes, after seeing a display in the Police Museum in Glasgow. The display consisted of drops of blood on pieces of paper. Its label explained how it was possible to measure the drops and so calculate what had caused them. Borland was interested in how an entire scenario could be constructed from such minimal information. The photographs in this piece recall the style of police photographs that objectively record a crime scene, while the melons remind us of human flesh. Melons are also often used in the making of films for shooting practice.
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