Simon StarlingFive-Man Pedersen (Prototype No.1) 2003

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Artist
Simon Starling (born 1967)
Title
Five-Man Pedersen (Prototype No.1)
Date 2003
MediumMetal bicycle, steel bars, nylon straps, aluminium buckles, steel brake wires, plastic tubes and rubber padding
Dimensionsobject: 1240 x 4050 x 550 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2004
Reference
T11819

Summary

Simon Starling is fascinated by the origins of materials and the processes by which they come to be developed and transformed into things. His works involve historical connections between the activities of discoverers, designers and artists, which he traces back and forth through time, following the processes of things being made from conception to completion. Often this involves travelling to other countries or sourcing and manufacturing materials from obscure and far-away places… (read more)

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