Exhibition photos: Rachel Bell
LOST... is a series of ‘lost’ posters depicting the intangibles that people lose. They are inspired by idioms and sayings, such as losing one’s temper dignity or mind. Lost explores delight through humour and wit. The text in the poster (bad grammar and spelling inclusive) came from listings posted on classified advertisement sites like Gumtree and Craigslist. Some are humourous, some strange and some downright disturbing. Finding such delight in these virtual classified listings, I physically reproduced them in the forms of posters. These were then installed in various public contexts and I documented people’s reactions to the intervention through photography. Perhaps I can help some find humour by highlighting what others have lost.