Detached

Anne Hardy (1970 - )

Diasec mounted c-type print

2009

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
    Detached features a makeshift structure populated by charts, diagrams, individual letters, stencils and connecting cables. Anne Hardy (born 1970) has carefully constructed every aspect of this scene, using material found in DIY shops, skips and jumble sales. Under harsh overhead strip lighting, the result is a fabricated, abandoned environment with its own peculiar logic with elements that cannot be quite resolved.As Hardy commented in 2007: ‘I put a lot of specific things into the image, without making specific references, so people can bring different things to it. There is not single explanation. I wanted to create the feeling that there are unfamiliar systems at work here.'

    Another work by Hardy in the Government Art Collection is Outpost (2007), an image of a curious, unsettling space that appears to be the interior of a wooden shed or a laboratory, filled with a profusion of globes, diagrams and cables.
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    Title
    Detached
    Edition
    3/5
    Date
    2009
    Medium
    Diasec mounted c-type print
    Dimensions
    height: 123.5 cm, width: 152.7 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the artist via the Outset/Government Art Collection Fund, July 2016
    Inscription
    verso on label bc: Anne Hardy
    GAC number
    18696