Approximately Bacon

2016

Installation comprising bead screen, projection, sound track (courtesy of Callum Monteith), light sculpture, steel stand, plastic cup, candied vegan bacon, bacon air freshener, plinth, perspex, Bloody Mary.

Exhibited at The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow.

 

Approximately Bacon refers to cycles of aspiration and disappointment experienced through attempts to manufacture the body as if it were an artefact. The installation is comprised of a small translucent screen laboriously constructed from iridescent plastic beads depicting a pixelated image of folds of bacon through which is projected a sequence of colour fields that drop off screen at an ever-increasing speed, accompanied by a house music track that never quite peaks, Bloody Marys, chilli-candied facon, and a light sculpture offering a viewing/framing hole through which to ponder this disconcerting series of approximations.

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Elke Finkenauer is a visual artist of New Zealand and German descent, living and working in Glasgow and Auckland

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