Liverpool artwork of the day – Tuesday September 11 2007. Muckle Flugga by Eric Rosoman as part of ‘the Oubliettes of Wolstenholme’ at 11 Wolstenholme Sq. until September 23 2007
Eric Rosoman’s model of Muckle Flugga (Britain’s most northerly lighthouse located on the Shetland Isles) flashes in sync with that of the real one. The crosses marked on the gallery floor pay tribute to many shipwrecks and sailors who have fallen short of Muckle Flugga’s navigational powers and have surrendered to the vast oceans.
Pinned to the wall are the names of the 470 shipwrecks documented around the Shetland Isles from 1148 – 1998. The first two ships are from the Viking era. The names of the ships are often defiant in their titles: ‘Good Design’, ‘Victory’ or ‘Enterprise’…
The oubliettes of Wolstenholme
with: Oreet Ashery, Ron Athey, Vanessa Bartlett, Ann Course, Camille Henrot, Seulgi Lee, Tony Chestnut Brown people’s poet of Liverpool, Eric Rosoman, David Sherry, Jamie Torode, Markus Vater, Adam Vaughan
curated by the Centre of Attention
11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ
Opening times: Thursdays to Sundays, 12.00 – 18.00, to 23 September 2007