Museum for an Imagined City (2015)
Group exhibition at SOIL, Seattle
Museum for an Imagined City was a collection of impressions and ideas of Seattle by a group of artists who have never been there. Works stemmed from factual research, personal imagined histories and ideas from popular culture, and explore the city’s culture, weather, people, past and future. The aim of the museum was to see what happened when ideas of the city were confronted by the city itself, and its inhabitants. The museum was presented at SOIL, an artist-run space in the city.
The artists in the show all had connections to Glasgow, and included Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell, Lorraine Hamilton, Kornelia Remø Klokk, Richard Martin, Jen Sykes, Helen Tubridy, Thomas Wells and James Stephen Wright.
I contributed the work ‘Hey, Mike, You Stay Here..’ (shown above) as well as instigating and curating the exhibition.
Installation photography courtesy of Pete Fleming.