Daniel Eatock has produced a series of works, each of which establishes a particular range of formal, practical or conceptual conceits connecting two otherwise independently existing objects and by staging object-scenarios. The playful combinations of the objects employed, their various juxtapositions and the differing durational nature of their new-found pairings (from static to split-second to perpetual motion), generate a set of immediate yet complex interactions – relationships in form, weight, colour, material, scale, structure, texture, function – through which Eatock attempts to both comprehend and complicate the world around us.
Building upon forms, building upon shapes, building upon symbolism, building upon use-value… in sum, we live through the modern amongst us and act upon its settings, establish relationships of connection, resulting in aggregates – a new holism?
Whilst remaining firmly embedded in his broader, hybrid practice, these sculptural object-scenarios also originally came into being as part of preliminary developmental research for the re-branding of the national television broadcasting network BBC2.
This text is based on the words of David Falkner, director of the Stanley Picker Gallery. Published by Onomatopee (Eindhoven).
32 pages, 14 x 21 cm, softcover, Onomatopee (Eindhoven).