Exhibitions 2011

Hung Parliament

Image of Hung Parliament exhibition on display

Stairway exhibition
2 December 2010 – 26 February 2011
North West artists Tenneson & Dale created a site-specific installation for the Harris Stairway. Hung Parliament was a continuation of Tenneson & Dale's ongoing artwork, Order Order, which explored the link between the Houses of Parliament, the Minimalist art movement and various forms of public information signage.


Hung Parliament
in the artists' own words:

The work will be blue, green, grey, red and yellow The work will be conservative, green, other, labour and liberal democrat The work will be vinyl, PVC, staples, twine

The vinyl on PVC will be cut into chevrons The vinyl chevrons will be blue, green, grey, red and yellow The vinyl chevrons will be hung on the twine The stapled vinyl chevrons will be hung The twine will be hung on the walls/banisters The twine with the stapled vinyl chevrons will be hung 
on the walls/banisters by Tenneson & Dale The twine with the stapled vinyl chevrons hung on the walls/banisters 
by Tenneson & Dale will be the work

The chevrons will be conservative, green, other, labour and liberal democrat Each chevron will be an elected Member of the 2010 Parliament

Each Member of the 2010 Parliament will be hung Each Member of the 2010 Parliament will be hung on the stairs Parliament will be hung Parliament will be hung on the stairs Tenneson & Dale will hang Parliament on the stairs

‘Hung Parliament’ will revive Frank Stella’s ‘Empress of India’ (1965)

The works are determined by their environment The environment is the institution The institution is the framework The framework is bureaucratic The bureaucracy inspires the works The bureaucracy places the order The bureaucracy orders the work

We do not make the order, 
the order is imposed on us

Tenneson & Dale

www.axisweb.org/artists/tennesonanddale

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