Water bottle drawings

Berlin consumer objects @ Bartleby, Berlin

Bartleby Berlin consumer objects8th – 15th August 2014. Bartleby & co. Boppstr. 2, 10967, Berlin.

Artwork on show:

Eine flasche wasser bitte. A bottle of water, please.
Eine flasche wasser bitte. (A bottle of water, please.)
Kid gloves drawings
Kid gloves
Midas touch drawings
Midas touch

Exhibition statement

In Berlin I’ve been drawing objects with relevance to my experience of living here for the past 7 weeks.
The heat and humidity of the German summer has meant I’ve carried water with me. This is a learnt behaviour from living in London, where we’re regularly reminded to take water with us on the ‘tube’.
In Berlin I’ve made many drawings of the type of bottle I’ve carried with me; sometimes blue from the coloured plastic, at other times black and white from the bottle’s iconic shape. My German language skills are still very limited, “Eine flasche wasser, bitte” is a phrase I’ve regularly used around town.

Berlin’s Bauhaus stores are a cheap and enjoyable place to browse. For a few euros I’ve picked up items like these gloves, which are capable of expression and communication through the way the fingers are arranged. Russia and a luxurious golden pattern; what are they trying to say?

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