2011 – Lost Sheep in Glasgow [with Zoe Phillips]

Lost Sheep in Glasgow ('Shite' Skate Park) by Blake Peterson & Zoe Phillips (2011)

Lost Sheep in Glasgow (Skate Park) by Blake Peterson & Zoe Phillips (2011)

Lost Sheep (Pensive Sheep) by Blake Peterson & Zoe Phillips (2011)

Lost Sheep (Pensive Sheep) by Blake Peterson & Zoe Phillips (2011)

‘Lost Sheep in Glasgow’ (2011) is a photographic & video piece with performative aspects.  Blake and Zoe Phillips created a symbolic character to explore ideas of cultural identity – essentially, someone trying (and failing) to integrate themselves into another culture.  The sheep, attempts to “fit in” by going to places normally highly populated – only to find them deserted.

Media: Digital Photographs + Stop-Motion Animation

Dimensions (Photographs): 24 x 33 in

Video Duration: 0 min, 48 seconds meant to be looped indefinitely.  The video was exhibited at the 2012 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) for ‘No Man’s Land’ at the Arches, Glasgow.


Blake and Zoe have periodically returned to this project, bringing the “Lost Sheep” out in new locations.  The following photographs were taken between 2011 and 2014 in and around Glasgow, Chicago, Il, Iowa City & Des Moines, IA, and San Francisco.  Many of these works were also exhibited at Studio 41 for As Comfortable as a Wool Bikini, with Kyle Channing Smith

 

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