Carrier III

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Scotland

Restored and customised 1998 Citroen courier van, 1.8 lit Diesel

Perspex, mild steel, stainless steel, fibreglass, aluminium, plywood, acrylic,12v lighting, rubber, foam, automotive enamel, cotton, batteries, nylon, pvc conduit, DVD player, amplifier, 2 x 60watt outdoor speakers, LP gas bottle, data projector, tungsten lights, ropes, camping equipment, vegetables, soil

Unique design / bespoke hand fabricated

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The carrier vehicle series manifests a parallel form of engineering; mirroring normative worlds yet further extends purpose, creative application and meaning. The form of the work is migratory in its very design, fusing the old and the new. Maximising design, energy potential and maximising vehicle space for varied purposes and projects. Its intention is to be a highly pragmatic and usable as well as show influences from DIY culture.

Primary to the artwork is the use of the combustion engine.

The Carrier supports and provides power source for the Drive Out Cinema / Furniture drag projects - Scotland. – The vehicle drags, pull and sculpt domestic items of furniture chosen for the project. It also provides lighting for the shooting of the films and documenting of the process.

In gaining permission from the royal Stuart family residing on the Isle of Bute off the coast of Western Scotland, the Carrier van accompanied by a full luton truck of scottish household furnishings travelled via ferry to drag all the items for eventual return to exhibition in finished form. The van was exhibited warts and all with mud, scrapes and left over sleeping equipment.

Symbolically and ecologically connections can be drawn between the furniture drags and the feelings experienced and endured by process of migration as well as the forward velocity of a fuel based machines continuing the destruction of our atmostpheres and natural environment.

The engine in all its vehicular forms and sizes is also what moves goods and people around the world - Continually.

Exhibiting an example of recycling and the care to restore a perfectly usable machine for greater longevity and extended use- the Carriers in their completed presence intend to not support the purchase of new vehicles but emphasise the need to adapt and extend previously existing systems.

 

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JOYRIDERS - Passenger list 01-07
Individuals active in contemporary art that Carrier vehicles provided service or joyrides to 2001-07

Carrier 1 - Australia / Carrier II - Denmark / Carrier III - Scotland

HANS ULRICH OBRIST / SWITZERLAND / PARIS / LONDON / Curator, Writer,
MATTHIEU LAURETTE / FRANCE / Artist
PATRICK ‘BORIS’ KREMER / LUXEMBOURG / Curator
SHIGIAKI IWAI / JAPAN / Artist
HERMAN DE JONGH / HOLLAND / Founder member of Atelier van Lieshout
SASKIA BOS / HOLLAND / Director De Appel & curator Berlin Biennale 01
MIGUEL ANGEL RIOS / MEXICO / Artist
FRANZ TURCZYNSKI / MEXICO / Industrial designer
SIMON PATTERSON / ENGLAND / Artist Sydney Biennale 2002
JON BEWLEY / ENGLAND / Director Locus Solus, writer
NICK TSOUTAS / AUSTRALIA / Director Artspace
TIM MASLEN / AUSTRALIA / ENGLAND / Artist
JENNIFER MEHRA / AUSTRALIA / ENGLAND / Artist
INWHAN OH / KOREA / Artist
KEVIN DRAPER / AUSTRALIA WA / Artist
BRUCE SLATTER / AUSTRALIA WA /Artist
NICOLE HUITSON / AUSTRALIA WA / Teacher & Artist
PHILLIP GAMBLEN / CANADA / AUSTRALIA / Artist
BRIGITTA HUPFEL / AUSTRIA / AUSTRALIA / Artist
MATTHEW HUNT / AUSTRALIA WA / Artist
SIMON PERICICH / AUSTRALIA WA / Artist & 2002 Samstag scholar
THEA CONSTANTINO / AUSTRALIA WA / Student, Artist
SHEREE GARBUTT / AUSTRALIA WA / Student, Artist
PAUL CAPORN / AUSTRALIA WA / Artist
JAQULINE PHILLIPS / AUSTRALIA NSW / Art administrator, writer, curator
SOPHIE O’BRIEN / AUSTRALIA WA / NSW / Curator
JIMMIE DURHAM / BERLIN / ITALY
/ Artist & Writer
BRIAN WILSON / AUSTRALIA / Finance manager, Sydney Biennale
PHILIPPA O’BRIEN / AUSTRALIA WA / Public Artist
ISABEL O’BRIEN / AUSTRALIA / WA / VICT / Photographer
NOLA FARMAN / AUSTRALIA NSW / WA / Artist
POPPY VAN ORD GRAINGER / ENGLAND / AUSTRALIA / Artist
TOM MCKIM / TAS / AUSTRALIA / Installer Leading hand MCA
HAYDEN FOWLER / NEW ZEALAND / AUSTRALIA / Artist
JAMES ANGUS / AUSTRALA WA / NSW / Artist
SARAH GOFFMAN / AUSTRALIA / Artist
EMIL GOH / MALAYSIA / AUSTRALIA / Artist
HAMILTON DARROCH / AUSTRALIA / Artist
TARA SHIELDS / AUSTRALIA / Artist / Educator
CRAIG JUDD / AUSTRALIA NSW / Education officer BOS
RUSSELL STORER / AUSTRALIA WA / NSW / Curator MCA
MARK BROWN / AUSTRALIA / Artist
ISABEL CARLOS / PORTUGAL / Curator 2004 Sydney Biennale
RODNEY GLICK / AUSTRALIA WA / Artist
MARTIN SIMS / UK / AUSTRALIA / Artist / Educator
DAN EGGER / AUSTRALIA NSW / Artist
MARCO MARCON / ITALY / AUSTRALIA / Curator & director IASKA, WA
LARS LUNDSGAARD / DENMARK / Install manager Brandts DK
DANNY HOLCROFT / UK / SCOT / Artist
AMY SALES / UK / SCOTLAND / Curator, CCA Glasgow
ALAN KEAN / UK / SCOTLAND / Artist & Install manager CCA Glasgow
JOE EGGER / AUSTRALIA NSW / Performer
DEBRA JASON / UK / AUSTRALIA NSW / Designer