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Curiosity Killed the Cat

Project Year

2020

Client

50 Windows of Creativity- Wild in Art

Curiosity Killed the Cat is a conceptual art piece that is the result of a project from public art event creators Wild in Art – 50 Windows of Creativity.

The idea is that the work will grow for the duration of the project with new creative pieces being added sporadically to either be displayed in the empty retail store on King St and/or being displayed on the online store to purchase.

The whole project is documented online on social media for people who are isolating and this means that people can continue to follow the story and observe the creation of each artwork.

 

This autumn, Manchester will host 50 Windows of Creativity, a showcase of the work of artists and makers displayed in a series of windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre. The displays will feature multiple art forms from fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals and will be curated by well-known and emerging artists and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

Creating a variety of boundary pushing public art pieces such as larger than life sized hands created entirely from cardboard and gigantic binoculars (which also have been made using cardboard from a combination of hi-tech laser machinery and handcraft techniques) that will be displayed in the windows of an empty retail unit on King St, Manchester as part of the 50 Windows art trail.

The idea of creating binoculars stems from social distancing and the theory that we can only view life from a distance and whether this will become the norm. By creating it from cardboard it also demonstrates the fragility of our feelings towards lockdown and the current situation at the time.

Within the binoculars lens there will be videos that will document what and how products are being made within the Lazerian studio. So it is a chance to have a behind the scenes look whilst on the art trail observing social distancing rules.

For the entirety of the art trail (26th Oct-5th Dec) new products from Lazerian will include furniture, lifestyle pieces, art prints and everything in-between.

Prices will vary but will be set at rates to suit all so that everyone can experience art and culture within their homes. Products will be made in a wide variety of materials and processes as per Lazerians ethos to experiment and push boundaries.

Conceptual Art Piece

Different products will be introduced throughout the duration of the 50 Windows of Creativity art trail.

For the 1st drop inspiration has been taken from the iconic skyline of Manchester combined with a love of nature. With several archetypal Manchester buildings in the mix and tongue in cheek references the Manchester building bird houses were born. Created using corten steel and with an industrial modern feel the bird houses are available to purchase online and can be viewed (for the duration of the 50 windows of creativity event) at 26-28 King St.

Available to purchase so far are Beetham Tower, The Toast Rack and Urbis

A info sheet of a contemporary art birdhouse. A set up of a estate agent selling sheet it advertises the bird houses as real homes. This one is a mock up of Beetham Tower.
A info sheet of a contemporary art birdhouse. A set up of a estate agent selling sheet it advertises the bird houses as real homes. This one is a mock up of Manchester University Toast Rack iconic building
A info sheet of a contemporary art birdhouse. A set up of a estate agent selling sheet it advertises the bird houses as real homes. This one is a mock up of Urbis building now known as The Football Museum in central Manchester
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