Helen Marten creates collections with an unknown, sometimes mysterious, narrative, carefully composed with skillfully made elements. Part of the story for me is a celebration of the activity of making as well as the history of objects. The more you look, the more is revealed.
Michael Dean’s background includes an interest in text evident in his installation United Kingdom poverty line for two adults and two children: twenty thousand four hundred and thirty six pounds sterling as published on 1st September 2016. By removing one penny from the pile his “family” is now below the poverty line.