In the Gooden Gallery next door, we were again presented with a room of mechanical objects but Simon Morse’s ‘prototypes’ were without function. Morse’s work mixes ‘languages and forms, absurdities and profanities [and] the works reveal a vision of ideation and production pushed to the boundaries of un-meaning by some overwhelming runaway imperative’ (????)
Anyway, [DoR] cannot help but feel that the works might have been more successfully shown as an installation, hidden away to be found and questioned unexpectedly rather than being displayed in an uninventive traditional way, as we would view a painting exhibition in a national institution. Once [DoR] had seen the first five of these interesting and provocative items….we had seen them all. Shame.
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