Once is an accident, twice is a revolution

Tom Hackett

Installation project by Tom Hackett, 2013.

Once is an accident, twice is a revolution comprises 1.000 pink silicone jelly shoe forms placed to form a large floor sculpture to dominate the visual field with a bright slightly undulating circular mass of colour. Reading initially as factory made, or direct casts, a closer inspection reveals them as duplicates from observational studies of the artist’s collection of found single children’s jellies. Individually viewed they function as curious and intriguing objects, collectively they generate an extraordinary and displaced entity.

Once is an accident, twice is a revolution is a meditation on repetition and workmanship in art. The duplication of the iconic children’s shoe form en masse the work offers potential for further narrative associations.

© Tom Hackett


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