Monday, 21 February 2011

Unilever commission confirmed

To mark the 100th anniversary of Research and Development at Unilever’s Port Sunlight, Wirral facility, I will be undertaking a commission to celebrate this milestone.

The commission will involve responding to the anniversary by using photography to create a legacy piece of work that I hope will reflect the aims and aspirations of the company and the people who work at Port Sunlight.

My response to the anniversary will be based on gathering information from meeting and talking to members of staff at the facility and then creating an intervention which will be displayed both at Port Sunlight and also at an external venue.

As such, my work will aim to communicate to both those who work within and outwith the company and will be based on my visual interpretation of what I discover at the facility. I am interested in decoding the language of science used at Port Sunlight to interpret its meaning in a visual sense and communicate this to a wider audience. My interaction with key people within Unilever at Port Sunlight will be decisive in developing my ideas and response.

The project will take place over the remainder of 2011 culminating in an exhibition of the work towards the end of the year. I am very excited at the prospect of working with Unilever and undertaking this fascinating commission.

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