David Alesworth has a long history of working in public spaces and collaborative practices. These began in the late 1980’s and throughout the 1990’s. Resulting in works such as “The Promised Lands” Frere Hall 1997, “Heart Mahal” 1996 and “Very Very Sweeet Madina” in 2000. For the Lahore Literature festival-2015 Alesworth will be facilitating a project based around the microscopic, inviting members of the public to view aspects of the everyday environment that are normally invisible to the unaided eye. These will be viewed and shared through both the optical microscope and video projections, moving from the infinitesimally small to the large format of the public display. Here musing upon the relationship between the individual and society and reflecting upon the Age of Wonder that has been a long standing feature of the artist’s research interests.
(text from LLF catalogue)
‘Here & Now’ show, UK.
Transfer print on card stock.
David Chalmers Alesworth
– a Raat-Ki-Rani Cestrum nocturnum adapted as a Christmas tree. Lahore 23rd December 2013
A Rug Palimpsest, Garden Palimpsest and Heterotopia.
Carpet detail pre-trees
with trees added
Car Plate Carpet Sampler
registration for flying carpets?
Cars in the garden, over-powering the garden, of paradise, of Eden and the garden city of Lahore.
Currently I am adding trees along the avenues as in the Versailles ground plan of Jean Delagrife (1746)
The studio at night, 7th June 2010
Rug work in progress
central area of rug
milk delivery in Lahore (unrelated!)