Jim Lambie Psychedelic Soulstick 1999

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Jim Lambie born 1964
Psychedelic Soulstick
Date 1999
Medium Bamboo cane, wire, threads, socks and tape
Dimensions Object: 960 x 45 x 45 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tate Members 2006
Not on display

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Jim Lambie finds inspiration in the trashy ephemera of everyday life. He works with such throwaway materials as plastic bags, magazine cut-outs, buttons and safety pins, often combined with the kitsch remnants of 1970s and 1980s youth culture. Lambie’s Psychedelic Soulstick is one of an ongoing series of works which involve tying various objects, including cigarette packets and odd socks, to bamboo canes before enveloping them in cocoons of coloured thread. This unobtrusive work has the air of a fetish or ritualistic tool, yet its casual arrangement and homely materials suggest an object in daily use.

May 2007

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