Untitled (A Machine for Living)

Dan Holdsworth (1974 - )

C-type photograph on aluminium

2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall

    An eerie yellow light artificially illuminates the night sky above an urban scene. Devoid of signs of life, the identity of the place is ambiguous. Glowing vibrantly with a flood of light, a spiral building surrounded by dazzling floodlights prevents a view of what is inside.

    'Untitled (A Machine for Living In)' is from a series produced in 1999, and depicts the concrete landscape of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. Dan Holdsworth photographed mainly at night, using twenty- to thirty- second exposures. The process of time-lapse photography resulted in an enigmatic image that seems to pulsate with light.

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  • Details
    Title
    Untitled (A Machine for Living)
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    C-type photograph on aluminium
    Dimensions
    height: 92.50 cm, width: 114.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from L & R Entwistle & Co Ltd, London, June 2003
    Inscription
    verso br: monogram / 2000
    Provenance
    Entwistle & Co, London
    GAC number
    17825