Rankin’s Rubbish

Rankin has always has a fascination with minute elements, and the details that emerge when you look at something closely. For Rankin’s Rubbish, he took inspiration from Irving Penn’s still life images of cigarette butts and other discarded items, elevating objects from mundane to worthy of admiration.

"   complicated back-stories to arrangements of seemingly unrelated objects   "
p14, Frieze no 164
Ideas of less perminate buildsing


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Idea of not ever owning a song or album.

Change from physical to digital ownership to live streaming, therefore unlimited access to all song for a subscription, with online companies like YouTube and Spotify.

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AnnaMaria Kardos

An extraordinary artist who too uses the everyday to create sculpture and installations.

She refers to her work as ‘Interventions in the institutionalised everyday,’ like myself seeing my practice as a series of intervention on the world around me.

Example of one of her interventions.

Spill, 2013

Example of her sculptural work.

Just Off, 2008

Artist Website

Displaying Rubbish Films

I feel that because my practice is heavily object based that the fact I’ve used Mac computers to display my Rubbish Film that they may influence the context of the films.

They are available computer that I haven’t had to buy, but I think I’m generally put off by the Apple logo.

This issue of branding is something I have explored with Cleansing by painting and disguising the identity of the object with white paint and perhaps that idea of mass produced object with the 5 Mac computers could work in with favour, emphasising that idea of production in contemporary culture, creating more stuff and as a result more waste.

There is something similar or something that reminds me of works by Haim Steinbach, perhaps its the use of shelf or the series or exact same computers.

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Final Exhibition Space Layout


For the assessment I kept a white stage of the Cleansing objects as many still need to be painted white and also the objects wont be placed back to their original locations till the day or day before the opening of the exhibition.


Series of Mac computers, continuously playing the Rubbish films, though for assessment I was think about using these to display film and recorded processes form throughout the year.


For now I’ve decide to place the maps here, in between the two walls, I like the ordering of them though I may change their potion after assessment.


And also the collection of receipts in the corridor on the wall behind my series of Mac computers. 


Final Wall Display

For the displaying the yellow sticky notes this is the arrangement I am happy with, all the notes are poisoned in relation to their geographical location of where I found each objects.


With this I need to find somewhere to place the maps the the routes I went on the find the objects. Originally they where intended to be with the yellow notes on the wall.

Perhaps I could present them on the floor or even on the original table I created to display work on?

I think I like the idea of the floor, as I wanted to having something ordered and flat on the floor that would relate back to the 'orderings' and as I have wall based stuff, possible sculptures and a plinth something on the floor would tie in nicely for my space.

Power of the GIF


Wall Displays for Exhibition

As I was unable to use iPads to show my Rubbish films I have to use the Mac computers as originally planned and this mens they need more wall space so I decided to swap the wall display of maps and yellow notes with the the wall of tablets.

On the new wall for the maps and yellow notes I decides to change the order of how I originally had them, in a linear display, to a more spread and random formation.  


I tried a few arrangements of the maps before attaching the yellow notes.


Though I’m a bit unsure about having the maps with the notes display together. I feel its a bit messy and I think I prefer the the maps together in a linear display, to represents the days, and the notes together on their own on the wall, similar to how I displayed them when I was back in the big studio, each positioned in regards to the found location of the objects.