Dreaming of Dead Fish, 2018

Material: Deaccessioned vitirine glass, kindly donated by Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Three pieces of curved glass, that once belonged to museum vitrines that housed taxidermy fish lie on the floor, their shape reminiscent of the curvature of the fishes’ lateral line. The panes no longer function as protection or windows into a diorama, resting with their underbellies exposed the wrong way up.

Dreaming of Dead Fish was an exhibition of newly commissioned artworks for Warrington Art Festival and exhibited at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition presented un-accessioned items in the museums collection alongside glass, soot, and slide film and projection.

Images: Simon Liddiard