Finnegan's teeth

Cowan, Judith (2009) Finnegan's teeth. Cowan, Judith, ed. RGAP, Sheffield, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780955827341. [Book]

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Finnegan's Teeth is a visual journey seen through the eyes of the animal, Finnegan. Taking place around King's Cross in London, it follows the area as it goes through construction and deconstruction. Photographs of the happenings and events that Finnegan notices on his travels accompany the voices of the street life around him.

Finnegan's Teeth is the title of a recently published book by artist Judith Cowan, which has now developed into a major public Art project. This takes Finnegan's experiences and places them back into the space from which they came. Images and text will simultaneously appear in three very different sites in King's Cross, along Goodsway, under the York Way canal bridge and onto the windows of the Fish and Coal building on the canal-side.

The episodes, based on real encounters, are spoken by different voices on the street. They describe smells, colours, touch, and other senses. The absurd is a point of departure, experiences alongside something rational. Finnegan, the dog, is the only named narrator, as he reveals a bizarre world of erratic images - turning us towards ambient noises, the slightest motion, or variations in light. Something strange happens as these re-told tales return to their place of origin making the ordinary become extraordinary.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Judith Cowan
Keywords (uncontrolled): Public art project, London, Finnegan's Teeth, King's Cross, Regents Canal, Site-specific, Installation, Artist book, Judith Cowan, Photography, Animal view
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Art Practice as Investigation cluster
Item ID: 16085
Depositing User: Judith Cowan
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 19:28

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