Akeroyd Collection


Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Brother Dear Brother, 2007

Brother Dear Brother is an installation consisting of a 16mm projector that throws an image onto 4 folding chairs stacked against the wall. The image references the back sleeve of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92, in which the ‘Aphex’ logo is quartered and rearranged. In this new configuration, the artists noticed it takes on the appearance of a winking cartoon character when rotated 90°. This is as it was on the artists' apartment floor for some time and in this orientation, it suggests an abstracted stick figure. As the artists ruminated on this static image on the floor, they began to imagine the motif as a repeated pattern. Having duplicated the image, and projected it into its new installation configuration, the anthropomorphized figure emerges along with the sense of it 'walking'.

Medium16mm film, projector, 4 Plia chairs, 2 plinths
DurationDimensions variable
Editionof 3 + 2 APs