Studio apparatus for MAMCO—an intermediate structure for a museum: introduction; building transplant in three sections; towards a revisiting of futurobjectics (as voodoo shrine); mysterious island.* *See introduction or humpty dumpty
The installation by Mike Nelson (1967, Loughborough) covered the entire first floor, empty of partitions. It was built to immerse the visitor in an environment that provided both a physical and a cerebral experience. Recycled construction materials were used to redefine the spaces on the first floor. At the core of Nelson’s project was the concept of a workshop, not just as a place of production, but as a place for preserving objects and ideas until they can be given a meaning. Consequently, this Intermediate Structure for a Museum was a staging of the creative process itself. With his choices of architectural objects and components, Nelson cultivated an aesthetic of castoffs, leftovers, and ruins that incorporated notions of time, transformation, and deterioration.
The exhibition was supported by the British Council and the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation