Trigger's Broom: Kingsgate Mix

Gillam, Adam [Curator of an exhibition] (2018) Trigger's Broom: Kingsgate Mix. Trigger's Broom: Kingsgate Mix. .


Trigger's Broom considers how the paradoxical figure of Trigger’s Broom, from the BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses, can operate as an exemplary conceptual model for thinking critically, productively and collaboratively about the mercurial life and transformational power of objects in contemporary practice. ​ In an episode of the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Trigger tells how he has been awarded a medal for using the same broom for twenty years, before revealing that the broom has had seventeen new heads and fourteen new handles. Wikipedia now lists Trigger’s Broom as a contemporary version of the ancient paradox of identity known variously as Theseus’ Ship, Locke’s Sock, Washington’s Axe, and Jeannot’s Knife: when does something which changes cease to be itself? Artists: Jo Addison, Adam Gillam, Anna Hughes, Neill Kidgell, Max Mosscrop, Clunie Reid, Alice Walton Curated by Adam Gillam and Max Mosscrop

Item Type: Exhibition
Event Title: Trigger's Broom: Kingsgate Mix
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Kingsgate Workshop Kingsgate Workshops 110-116 Kingsgate Road London NW6 2JG17 November 201816 December 2018
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston School of Art > Contemporary Art Research Centre
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Depositing User: Adam Gillam
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 09:33

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