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Phil Constable born in Canterbury, Kent, 1971. Graduated BA (hons) Fine Art, Liverpool John Moore’s University 1995. MA Creative Technology at the University of Salford 1998. Phil is interested in how space and objects hold memories, how stories and tells continue through time and what triggers the continuation. Phil is driven by the ghosts of the past, whether an empty high rise flat to a path in the woods. The engagement with these spaces and objects, their history and ghosts creates ideas and creative responses

phil@philconstable.co.uk
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Half Life 002, Wedgewood Project, Staffordshire, UK
Half Life 002, Wedgewood Project, Staffordshire, UK based around the engagement with dissolving, vanishing structures and forms found within the environment https://www.facebook.com/HalfLife discovering a ruin of a house built by Wedgwood late 1800’s in Ham Heath & Newstead Woods, Staffordshire.

Memory & Space 002, Manchester

   
  Memory Space 002 uses a series of fluorescent lights, digitally converted cine film and slides taken from family history. The fluorescent lighting illuminates and interrupts the projected moving imagery intermittently, creating an environment that is in flux, shifting between the ‘architectural space’ and the ‘memory space’.    
 

Rural Projects, New York - Half Life

 
 
 
 

During the residency I created a site-specific piece based around the engagement with dissolving and vanishing structures and forms found within the environment of the Rural Projects site. Throughout the six weeks spent at Rural Projects, through engagement and research with the site I produced a piece that juxtaposes the archeological remnants of man with modernist architecture. 'Half Life' is a permanent structure that remains on show for visitors to explore on the Rural Projects site. Here is the blog created on the 2011 residency that also documents creatation permanent structure LOOK AT THE BLOG

   
 

CAM [ Contemporary Art Manchester ] - reFlection

 
 
 
 

Vinyl and print installation on the iconic Will Alsop CHIPS building supported by Urban Splash and in association with Interval. Part of the Manchester International Festival. The site specific piece comments on the economic and structural climate, reflecting the changing surrounding landscape.

   
 

[noplaceprojects*] RePlace Exhibition, London - Memory Space 001 [ to view videos ] new*

 
 
 
  [noplaceprojects*] - Video installation using a series of fluorescent lights and digitally converted cine film. The fluorescent lighting illuminates and interrupts the projected moving imagery intermittently, creating an environment that is in flux, shifting between the ‘architectural space’ and ‘memory space’.    
 
Spinning Fields, Manchester - project X05
 
 
   
 

Social commentary on government research project looking into re-housing methods and cost effectiveness of buying and reclaiming abandoned housing against building new builds to assess effective housing.

   
 
Holden Gallery - high rise 003
 
 
 
 

Site specific installation and exhibited at the Holden Gallery Manchester. It is a 12 meter by 5 meter screen print. The work politically plays with the rebirth of abandoned high rise blocks into new trendy inner city living, encapsulated within the Victorian architecture of the Holden Gallery.

   
 

DADI Buiding, Manchester- Serious Provoke

 
 
 
 

A collection of paintings exhibited at the DADI Building, Manchester. The work is based around stories published in Guardian News paper on the Iraq War and the Stanford Prison experiment. The theme of both stories are social and political awareness of how we act as individuals and as a collective mass.  

   
     
     
     
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