Unfortunately I, like the majority of average westerners, owe money. After a visit to one bank I took a complementary pen. When I got home I began to work out my monthly in-comings and outgoings, rent, travel, food etc... with the intention of forming some kind of repayment plan. I got frustrated and looked down at the pen I was writing with; the branded blue pen from the bank. Printed on the spine of the pen was the phrase ‘Borrowed from my bank’. I decided to see how much ‘ink’ I could ‘borrow from my bank’. I started to fill in each square on A3 graph paper until the ink ran out. I wanted to see if I could fill the page or not. In the same way I try to stretch my wages and manage debt each month. As the project progressed I started to use the ink to depict specific financial data related to particular financial institutions and their/our role in this recession.
Each of these drawings is made using all the ink from a single ball point pen. Each individual pen has been acquired for free from the banks listed below. This currently a work in progress more images will be added as the project develops.
Exhibition - Open studio Hackney Wicked 2010
Published as work in progress in Dutch newspaper nrc.next in November 2009 - View tear sheet
|Item Type:||Art/Design Item|
|Copyright Holders:||David Blackmore 2008|
|Related URLs:||http://www.davidblackmore.co.uk/borrowedfrommybankmain.html, http://www.davidblackmore.co.uk/index005.html, http://davidblackmore.blogspot.com/2010/08/borrowed-from-my-bank-installation-for_07.html, http://hackneywickedfestival.co.uk/|
|Related Exhibitions:||Open studio Hackney Wicked|
|Projects or Series:||Borrowed from my bank|
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|Material:||Ball point pen ink, A3 Graph paper and free pens collected from banks.|
|Measurements or Duration:||Dimensions variable|
Mr David Blackmore
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2011 12:21|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2011 16:10|