Damien Hirst, ‘Untitled’ 1992
Damien Hirst
Untitled 1992
Tate
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

Six themes will be explored for each month of the duration of Source Spotlight Display, with June 2014 exploring Order and Compulsion.

The grid, used as a structure for organising, is an important component in Damien Hirst’s work. Untitled consists of 20 photographic images of rocks, aligned into a 6 x 5 table. The layout of these images reflects a trend for photographing objects laid out neatly in a grid formation, popularised by the blogs Things Organized Neatly and Outfitgrid and their associated hashtags. The images found on these websites feature assemblies of everyday items at arranged at right-angles to each other, typically shot from overhead. This way of capturing ‘curated’ collections of objects presents a new kind of taxonomy for the modern day masses.

 As part of Order and Compulsion month in June 2014 Austin Radcliffe, creator of Things Organized Neatly gives a talk at Tate Britain about the social and participatory relevance of his work and practice.

Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15 – 25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.