Daniel Eatock: One + One


One + One was a series of staged object-scenarios developed by Daniel Eatock over the course of his 2012 Stanley Picker Fellowship. Eatock prepared an extensive series of proposals for new object-based works that each established a range of formal, practical or conceptual conceits connecting two otherwise independently existing objects. Whilst remaining firmly embedded in his wider hybrid practice, these sculptural object-scenarios originated as part of his initial developmental research for the re-branding of the national television network BBC2.

Ultimately surviving in their chosen documented form and shown both at the Stanley Picker Gallery in 2012 and at www.eatock.com. The playful combinations of the objects employed, their various juxtapositions and the differing durational nature of their new-found pairings (from static to split-second and perpetual motion) generate a set of immediate yet complex interrelationships of form, weight, colour, material, scale, structure, texture, function… by which Eatock attempts to both comprehend and complicate the world around us.

Daniel Eatock’s multiform career has been defined by a series of high-profile commercial design jobs, together with a vast body of self-instigated works that manifest themselves on multiple, often participatory, platforms, including his own website, printed material, exhibitions, and performative actions as part of his day-to-day existence.

One + One works are accompanied by a slideshow of snapshots of found-scenarios taken by Daniel and also received from contributors to his website over the past ten years. The exhibition was co-curated by Daniel Eatock with Gallery Director David Falkner, and informed by a programme of open-meetings with students and staff at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University.