Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Tim Noble and Sue Webster create works from trash and other ordinary items. These sculptures take on a new life when light is added.

The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.

Parallel to their shadow investigations, Noble and Webster have created a series of light sculptures that reference iconic pop culture symbols represented in the form of shop-front-type signage and carnival shows inherent of British seaside towns, Las Vegas and Times Square. With the aid of complex light sequencing these signs perpetually flash and spiral out messages of everlasting love, and hate.


Self Imposed Misery - Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Self Imposed Misery – 1 wooden stepladder, discarded wood, light projector • 78.5 x 403.5 x 224 cm (31 x 1587/8 x 883/16 in)



Youngman, 2012 – 1 wooden stepladder, discarded wood, light projector • 338.5 x 58 x 213.5 cm (1331/4 x 225/6 x 84 in)


Forever Yellow, 2015

FOREVER, YELLOW NEON, 2015 – 330 warm white reflector caps, lamps and holders, yellow neon, matte whited stoved enamelled aluminium, 7 neon transformers, 4 x 3-channel DMX decoders, DMX blue box and power supply • 124.6 x 8 x 325.5 cm (49 x 31/8 x 1281/5 in)


Dirty White Trash (With Gulls) - by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

artist & website: Tim Noble and Sue Webster – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Noble_and_Sue_Webster

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