“Monkey Heaven”, 3 dimensional scans from The National Museum Cardiff and our personal collection printed in ABS Plastic, dimensions vary, 2014
Exhibition: (Im)material Artefacts, The National Museum Cardiff, Wales, curated by Sarah Younan.
We'll all take turns I'll get mine, too. This monkey's gone to heaven. Monkey Gone to Heaven, The Pixies.
Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis work collaboratively as Future Retrieval, and the monkey sculpture they created for (Im)material Artefacts looks like it has just raided an antique shop. The title "Monkey Heaven" was inspired by a pop song by the Pixies; by infusing artefacts with contemporary meaning Future Retrieval are making old objects relevant and tying them into present-day culture. “The joy Future Retrieval have in their work shows in the finished pieces; “maybe I’m the monkey” Davis muses “and I’m in heaven, juggling with these objects, celebrating these things from the past.”