Ladders | Jan McCullough at PS²


Ladders | Jan McCullough at PS² Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/04/2022 - 23/04/2022






‘Ladders’ is an installation taking as a starting point a series of research photographs made by Jan McCullough a little over ten years ago.
Stemming from a long-standing fascination with the human acts of construction, fabrication and DIY, McCullough began to investigate workspaces, and in this specific warehouse discovered a series of purpose-built ladders created by workers to reach and repair sections of trains. The workers rebuilt and repurposed the structures time and time again, in each instance producing a new platform from which to gain access, before beginning the process of mending once more.

Inspired by these seemingly ‘ad-hoc’ yet quite intentional manifestations of problem solving, Jan introduces methods similar to those used by the workers into the gallery space.

Often utilising archival material to initiate a body of work, on this occasion the artist draws upon her own personal research archive, employing the materials and visual languages encountered within a specific site to create a photographic-sculptural response.


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