yates carrots

Estate of L Budd.  Yates Early Chanteney carrots (set of 6 drawings) chalk, paint, seed packet c.1998 This short rooted carrot is much favoured for its early maturity. The brilliant orange colouring and delicious taste make this a welcome source of carotene and Vitamin A. Position in full sun. Sow direct in a sunny, well drained position. Cover, firm down and moisten. Thin after 4 weeks. Sow successive crops at 4-5 weekly intervals. Work soil well before sowing as deep, well-drained soils give best results. Yates Thrive Granular Complete Plant food incorporated before sowing will ensure a good crop. Protect from snail and …

allegorical fragmentation

Estate of L Budd # 2566 1996-12-16 The will “to connect what cannot be connected” in archival art. Again, this is not a will to totalise so much as a will to relate-to probe a misplaced past, to collate its different signs (sometimes pragmatically, sometimes parodistically), to ascertain what might remain for the present.

artist-as-archivist

If archival art differs from database art, it is also distinct from art focused on the museum. Certainly the figure of the artist-as-archivist follows that of the artist as-curator, and some archival artists continue to play on the category of the collection. Yet they are not as concerned with critiques of representational totality and institutional integrity: that the museum has been ruined as a coherent system in a public sphere is generally assumed, not triumphally proclaimed or melancholically pondered, and some of these artists suggest other kinds of ordering-within the museum and without.

thinking of the archive

‘Might we have left some faint, enduring mark on the universe; some lasting glow or echo of Earthly humanity; some interplanetary sign that once we were here?’ Alan Weisman. The World Without Us. (Toronto: Harper Collins, 2007) Thinking of the archives in a new digital or technological key must go beyond the application of digitality to conventional archives and engage with circuits of critical complexity involving contemporary material ecologies and stories. If one of the imperatives of archiving is to capture what is fleeting, then surely contemporary light-speed technological changes, coupled with the unprecedentedly rapid planetary changes create specific new …