- Christina Mackie born 1956
- Plywood, steel, gesso, plaster, watercolour, plastic and rubber
- Overall display dimensions variable
- Purchased using funds provided by the 2013 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2014
In The Dies the rusty corroding steel on the surface of the panels traces subtle linear compositions, shapes and symbols. A fleeting narrative unfolds throughout the work representing industrial landscapes, transience and change through found objects. Mackie described the panels that make up the work as ‘circuit boards’ depicting images of things that are ‘at the same time recognizable but
distant’, introducing a series of signs that function ‘as a key to the map, or an alphabet to read images or associations.’
Gallery label, September 2016
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