Show: Throbbing Gristle (2013). littlewhitehead
Tell: “Throbbing Gristle is a toy Chihuahua, bought in a thrift shop in LA, attached to the wall by its head. We did a show in LA in 2011 and were buying some tourist tat for family in Santa Monica and we saw the toy Chihuahua.
“We knew immediately we had to buy it. We’ve had it in our studio for almost two years, never quite being able to incorporate it into a work. It wasn’t until we started using the object on its own, and experimenting with its placement that we managed to make the work.
“Making, without it looking like we tried to make or tried to work is always difficult. It was only when we stopped trying that we actually made something.”
Words: Blake Whitehead
Info: littlewhitehead is artists Craig Seymour and Blake Whitehead, who live and work in and around Glasgow.
Throbbing Gristle appears in easy does it, an evolving trilogy of exhibitions curated by Kevin Hunt. Having shown at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow in February 2013, it tours to Aid & Abet in Cambridge from 6 June 2013 and Supercollider in Blackpool opening 23 August 2013.
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