Louis Ghost Chair by Simon Martin

9 Jun 2012 – 22 Jul 2012

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Collective Gallery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Louis Ghost Chair: Simon Martin


Collective present a new film work by Simon Martin. The iconic object at the heart of Simon Martin's seventeen-minute film Louis Ghost Chair, is the classic design of the Louis XV armchair. The film considers the chair's contemporary afterlife in the form of Philippe Starck's updated ‘Louis Ghost Chair'. From antique period-piece to modern-day style accessory, the chair's transition from wood to plastic, from artisan workshop to high-tech assembly line is illuminated with commentary, spoken by a young female actor. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Holburne Museum, Bath in association with Collective, Edinburgh, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and Elena Hill. Supported by Arts Council England with additional support from The Henry Moore Foundation.

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