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Cornelia Parker – Billboard for Edinburgh: Year 4

Cornelia Parker’s Hot Poker will be on display for three months until the end of October 2011 as the 13th billboard in Ingleby Gallery’s public art project in Edinburgh. Like many of Parker’s works, her billboard image is born from an initially destructive process. Parker folds layers of  A4 paper, then pierces the paper with a burning hot poker. Once unfolded, a brutal yet strangely beautiful image is revealed. The three other artists participating in Billboard for Edinburgh: Year 4 are Ryan Gander, Ruth Ewan and Anya Gallaccio.

As part of the project, Parker has created a limited edition print exploring the traditions of trompe l’oeil using new laser-cutting technology.

Images: Cornelia Parker. Hot Poker, August – October 2011, 10 x 13.5ft billboard installation.

Cornelia Parker. Hot Poker, 2011.laser cut archival inkjet print cushion mounted on white mountboard, edition of 50.


About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


2 thoughts on “Cornelia Parker – Billboard for Edinburgh: Year 4

  1. Exceptional piece!!

    Posted by JESSEDZIEDZIC | October 20, 2011, 6:49 pm


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