Slade 2012

Thomas Jenkins

Thomas Jenkins, The Seas and Oceans of the World Thomas Jenkins, The Indifference of the Moon Thomas Jenkins, The Indifference of the Moon (detail) Thomas Jenkins, How Shall we Escape Thomas Jenkins, Mountain Interview

The seas and oceans of the world, 2012, leather bound atlas containing 72 screenprints on 300gsm 100% cotton paper, 86.4 x 66cm
Here in this atlas, sections of each of the World's seas and oceans have been printed at scale 1:1 in a book sized at the historical "atlas" dimensions.
The specific shades of blue used through the atlas, as well as the list of bodies of water, have been referenced from pre-existing systems in use in the wider World.
Thomas Jenkins is concerned with categorisation.

The indifference of the moon, 2011, shelves, vinyl text, Keesing's record of World events annuals, bin, rubbish
The indifference of the moon, 2011, shelves, vinyl text, Keesing's record of World events annuals, bin, rubbish
The indifference of the moon or the hypothetical dropping of two objects from the same height onto the moon's surface, noting a simultaneous landing despite a difference in weight.
Thomas Jenkins is concerned with meaning.

How shall we escape, 2012, giclee prints on 40gsm bible paper, gold leaf debossed text.
Photographs of found sculptural objects from the streets, broadly speaking "covered things", are here combined with excerpts taken from religious pamphlets and texts given to the artist over the last 5 years in day-to-day life.
Thomas Jenkins is concerned with transcendence.

Mountain Interview, 2011, 1920 x 1080 HD video, 11m 33s
Having sourced humankind's most popular questions of today, here the artist poses these questions in an interview with a mountain.
Thomas Jenkins is concerned with meaninglessness.

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