Friday 23 February 2018

Year 11,344 - Dean Reddick - Small World Futures

Dean Reddick between #unsettledgallery No.8 and No.1
Small World Futures is a collection of 38 miniature sculptures depicting what life could look like in years to come. Each of these small artworks will be placed in public spaces (#unsettledgallery) around London Bridge. Every day throughout February we will be featuring one of these worlds here on the website. A writer will also use the world as inspiration to create something new and fresh, their words describing the shape of a new world.

Today we discover the Small World Future of.... Dean Reddick
The year is 11,344

Time dissolves
It sticks to everything
And then we open up
Melting our faces away

I can see past lives in your eyes
I know the future will be just passing more time
How to ride the crashwaves that tide in the night
But I got the dreams, and you still believe
Our minds the place that is pristine
They breakin' us but we broke out the seams
Perhaps I'm a fiend, but I got the dream

We have to take the turn
Sink metal nailheads so we return
And we could live every time
But first taste the fire
Where the thoughtflame still burns

Ed Arantus

Dean Reddick
You can find Dean Reddick's Small World Future beside the Greenwood Theatre on Weston Street, London Bridge, UK. Between #unsettledgallery No.8 and No.1. If you can find it then you can take it home, or perhaps you will leave it for someone else to discover.

Dean Reddick is an artist, an art therapist and a lecturer. He uses a range of media and enjoys experimenting with casting processes using plaster, metal and resin to explore the tensions between organic and geometric forms, positive and negative space and the distortions that occur in producing casts. As an artist and art therapist Reddick has a keen interest in the role of art as a cultural phenomenon and as a container for inter-personal meaning. He enjoys working collaboratively and has been a regular exhibitor at Walthamstow's E17 Art Trail as well as exhibiting with CollectConnect. Recently he published Art Therapy in the Early Years: Therapeutic Interventions with Infants, Toddlers and Their Families (pub. 2016, Routledge) alongside co-editor Julia Meyerowitz-Katz.

Ed Arantus is no stranger to art and writing, he first published his work in the Censored Zine (July 2010) and has exhibited his work ever since at venues like the Contemporary Arts Research Unit in Oxford (2014). Last year he exhibited his poem 'Google If' at the Museum of Futures as part of the Enemies Project.

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