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Unfiltered?  - June 2024

A chance acquisition of two wooden boxes that previously stored 100 glass lantern slides belonging to the London Metropolitan Water Board has propelled Phil on a quest to refill the empty boxes. Guided by the index cards that remained within the boxes, he has begun to re-create the slides, 24 of which are on display in Unspun. Some are an imaginative interpretation of the index card descriptions; others are close reproductions of the originals. How do we uncover the truth?

His installation, Unfiltered?,  hints at a contemporary narrative where water companies are at the forefront of much environmental care discourse, spinning a tale over time back to Victorian and Edwardian London.

Glass lantern slides (x24), wooden mount, lightbox

64.2 x 47 cm

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