Walkabout:6th August 2016 SPOTtimespotTIME Begins at Job Centre on Highgate Street, Edge Hill Jobcentre Plus, Kinglake House, Shenstone Street, Liverpool L7 3PF
Join artist Elaine Robinson as she continues her UK walking tour and collective artwork. 10am–5pm
Elaine is also talking at Cass Art, Liverpool, at 6pm on Thursday 4th August 2016
Predominantly as an artist I love breaking down social barriers and asking public opinion and capturing the unseen social comment. Taking art to the streets and asking people to be part of an artwork gives the opportunity to express an opinion.
The work asks us to consider our own changing identity. How do we react when we are asked to share our fingerprint? In an in increasing digital age is our fingerprint something we should be fearful to handover freely or should we embrace our increased cultural share to incorporate aspects of our physical identity? SPOTtimespotTIME will capture all these questions, with a single moment in time. What will be the impact be on us all and our connection to each other? The emerging nationwide collective art work comments on the ever wondrous evolutionary process. The work when finally exhibited will have seven panels of fingerprints held in clear resin from cities initially all around the UK.
This piece attempts to provide some clarity on this question by involving University Forensic Departments and the general public to gather and document opinion and fingerprints.