Alice Bradshaw - Recyclables (2018)
Recyclables (riːˈsaɪkləbəlz) noun (plural):
• objects suitable for reuse
• objects that are able to be processed and used again
• objects altered or adapted for new use without changing the essential form or nature
Alice Bradshaw was artist in residence at Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre for Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. During her residency she photographed objects, known as recyclables, and recorded the stories about the history of the objects. Some recyclables went to the on-site charity shop to be sold back into object circulation, whilst others were allocated to skips to be taken to the various material-specific processing centres. These photographs have been similarly collected, processed and sorted according to Alice’s interrelated, material and immaterial categories.
Thank you to Tom Ratcliffe, Arts for Brighouse and Suez for arranging and facilitating my residency at the Brighouse HWRC. Thank you to the Suez team at Brighouse HWRC for making me feel so welcome and entertaining my rubbish conversations for a month. Thank you 509 Arts for supporting the production of the exhibition at Brighouse Library. Thank you Calderdale Libraries for hosting the end of residency exhibition. Thank you to everybody who stopped to talk to me about their rubbish.