This is a short time laps video of the installation of Till Rolls.
It took 4 and a half days to make.
I would like to thank everyone who offered their time and energy to construct this work and without whome it would not have been possible.
'Till Rolls' - 10,000 Till Rolls
Commissioned by Towner Contemporary Eastbourne 2011
First Exhibited in: Obsessive Compulsive Repetitive
Till Rolls uses 10,000 till rolls (for cash machines), each of which has its middle extruded from the centre, to form a tall vertical cone. Each cone differs in height, from very small to 3meters (10ft) high. Each roll is placed on the floor to form a giant grid; 5.7m square.
This structure is reminiscent of a graph, though we have no access to what it is recording. Till rolls exist in order to generate receipts, they collect and collate numbers, each number is an abstract record of each of the innumerable transactions of commerce and industry, and the trading interactions between individuals. The structure is explicit of some type of record – but no clue is given as to whether the peaks and troughs represent good or bad trading, the paper is blank.
Till Rolls was commissioned by the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK in 2011, for the exhibition
Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive: http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/compulsive-obsessive-repetitive
The exhibition was reviewed in the Independent
It was also exhibited in Townsley’s solo exhibition TOIL at the Project 4 Gallery Washington DC. USA. The exhibition was reviewed in the Washington Post: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-washington-post/20120921/283150015896580
It was selected for the finalists’ exhibition at the 7th International Arte Laguna Prize https://www.artelagunaprize.com/archive/2012-2013/finalist-exhibition exhibited in the Venice Arsenale where it won the Jury Press Award. https://www.artelagunaprize.com/archive/2012-2013/jury-press-award-2012