Bridging the gap (Ha-Ha!) Thanksgiving banquet

Dolphin Wilding, Julienne [Artist] and Lee, Linda [Collaborator] (2000) Bridging the gap (Ha-Ha!) Thanksgiving banquet. (Tables and adjoining bridge). Blickling Hall National Trust, UK, 600 x 100 x 100 cm.

Item Type: Artefact/Device
Additional Information: A public sculpture project, which emphasised the importance of materials. Two site-specific sculptures of English yew: banqueting tables bolted together to form a bridge. Dolphin Wilding and American artist Linda Lee lived and worked for two months at Blickling Hall National Trust, UK, and over a six-week period created site-specific sculptures as part of the Arts Council of England's 'Year of the Artist'. Dolphin Wilding and Lee were invited to respond to the history of the property, and the relationship between America and Britain. Dolphin Wilding's sculptures consisted of a 'bridge' with 'food' moulds of wood dust formed from antique jelly moulds placed on top of them. The moulds consisted of Padouk, Budinga, Ebony, Walnut, Cherry and Oak wood dust. Residency: 6 April - 31 October 2000. Opening and Closing Dates of Exhibition: 1 July - 31 October 2000. Commissioning Body: Eastern Arts Board.
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > School of Design (until 2008)
Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2009 11:52

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