Friday, 30 November 2007

Simon Periton

Simon Periton had decorated the tunnel leading from the underground passageway to the V&A with his piece ‘The anti (sic) room of the Mae Queen’. He usually works with paper but all this work was in metal. His aim was to make a chamber in which an icon of the Golden Age of cinema merges with the pagan goddess of life. The references to Mae West and the May Queen eluded me when I saw this installation, but it formed a very attractive entrance into the V&A nonetheless. However, his use of units may be something I reference in my own practice.

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