Code Duello (exhibition)
Alex Farrar and Harry Meadley, 2014
super work
450 × 900 × 6500cm



In 2014 the Code Duello exhibition at Loods 6 marked a return to the source material with the full chain of works actualised and installed in sequence. Visitors to the bagagehal are invited to experience the duel as it originally unfolded, with each work conjoined to the next, effectively creating one super work.




Date
13–23 February 2014

Location
Loods 6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Supported by
Kunstwerk Loods 6
AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)
Fotolab


(scroll down for works)
 

























01 Harry Meadley
Fabulously Absolutist
used handling glove
one size fits all
 

02 Alex Farrar
Jaws of Life
Edition 13/25 of Untitled (Alex Farrar, 2010), gifted to Harry Meadley with a signed Certificate of Ownership
35 × 28 × 3cm [× 2]

 

03 HM
Suit (after Alex Farrar)
suit
34 / 30

 

04 AF
That's so true!
studio applause light box
14 × 52 × 9 cm

 

05 AF
Banner of Arms
appliqued cotton
280 × 134 cm

 

06 HM
Big G
red vermillion on canvas
256 × 244 × 2.5 cm

 

07 HM
Booty Ovation (research)
.MP4
00:08:38

 

08 HM
Notch
reversed monitor
dimensions variable

 

09 AF
Narrative Break
four colour silkscreen print on polished stainless steel
120 × 120 × 5 cm

 

10 HM
Robin Hood, everytime
arrow, reconstruction of the work: Hitting the Bullseye Everytime; Alex Farrar, 2011; arrow, gloss paint
80 × 80 × 140 cm approx.

 

11 AF
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
Nitti Light character set gifted to Harry Meadley
dimensions variable

 

12 HM
*no mo' show*
vinyl lettering
dimensions variable

 

13 AF
Big A
papier mâché, crepe paper, undisclosed contents
110 × 35 × 12 cm

 

14 HM
Tong
part of the work: Alex; Alex Farrar, 2008; cotton, fake fur, toy stuffing, aluminium, plastic
1 × 4 × 4.5 cm

 

15 AF
A Sailor's Ghost
ringtone
00:00:30

 

16 HM
¿Perdón?
indelible ink on paper on plastic crate
27 × 41 × 34.5 cm

 

17 AF

15 carat gold tooth cap cast from Harry Meadley’s mandibular central incisor
0.7 × 0.5 × 0.9 cm

 

18 AF
HELP SPARE CHANGE // Food and Clothes // God Bless You
watercolour painting on paper produced by members of an amateur art club
2.5 × 39.7 × 30 cm

 

19 HM
Conception Chamber
digitally printed clear vinyl
54.2 × 78.2 cm

 

20 AF
Weep if you must, parting is hell, but life goes on, so sing as well.
sticky digital C-print
152 × 100 cm

 

21 AF
Full Disclosure
burnt documents
dimensions variable

 

22 HM
500 Requests
500 versions of the work: Produced on Request; Alex Farrar, 2010, custo- mised emulsion paint
375 × 600 cm approx.

 

23 AF
知己知彼,百戰不殆 / If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win numerous (literally, 'a hundred') battles without jeopardy.'
digital video recorded covertly by Philip Speakman
00:18:54

 

24 HM
<non-thought>
earthenware
10 × 8 × 8 cm approx. [×30]

 

25 AF
Dirt
laser prints on paper
dimensions variable

 

26 HM
DSC_0635
digitally printed silk viscose satin
5 × 140 × 62 cm

 

27 AF
Rachel + ‘Girl before “Sunflowers” by van Gogh’ by Isaac Israels
commissioned oil painting on canvas
71 × 56 × 2.5 cm

 

28 HM
Mr. & Mrs.
MacBook, .MOV
23 × 32.5 × 23 cm / 00:29:22

 

29 HM
Too Greasy
locked flight case, two undisclosed silicone objects
35 × 35 × 35 cm

 

30 AF
Area Denial Weapon
iron
127 × 135 × 135 cm

 

31 HM
Body of Lacquer and Paste
foam, tape
dimensions variable

 

32 AF
My Enemy's Enemies
two origami horses made from two Jet 2 boarding passes
15 × 9 × 12 cm / 9 × 6 × 13 cm

 

33 HM
Bas’ Confusion
photographic slide
5 × 5 × 0.2 cm

 

34 AF
A good five years?
public announcement published in Het Parool on the 13th February 2014
41.4 × 29 × 0.5 cm [×3]

 

35 HM
Fusion: SH1014, bitch
sand
5 × 205 × 205 cm

 

36 HM
€y Up
flip scoreboard
17 × 54 × 15.5 cm

 

37 AF
Doubt Exists
a section of white carpet removed from the installation (tbc) (Alex Farrar, 28th April – 4th June 2011) featured in the exhibition Young British Art
at Limoncello Gallery, London
12.5 × 205 × 205 cm

 

38 AF
Words Don't Come Easy
50 postcards
10.5 × 14.8 × 2.8 cm

 

39 AF
Waiting for the Master Plan
Noted American Duels and Hostile Encounters (Hamilton Cochran, 1963), Mondaine Swiss Railways Watch
23 × 28.5 × 15 cm

 

40 HM
Scalpino
wig
8 × 20 × 27 cm approx.

 

41 HM
A life’s work
sandblasting template
64 × 53 × 0.1 cm

 

42 HM
I-PLEDGB
intentional spelling mistake
dimensions variable

 

43 HM
Bright Young Thing
Part of the work: Bright Young Things; Tom Miles, 2009; duratrans prints in lightboxes
85 × 60 × 11.5 cm

 

44 AF
Deus Ex Machina
Alex (Alex Farrar, 2008), ‘Suit 2011–2014’ (Alex Farrar, 2011–2014) 32 × 32 × 73 inches

 

45 AF
Pen Pals

  [unavailable]


46 AF
Gene Atlas
24 carat gold plated stainless steel cuboid
17.4 × 16 × 23.3 cm

 

47 HM
Mirror Mode
lots of LOTS 245 × 490 cm

 

48 AF
“Remember the enemy is only images and illusions, behind which he hides his true motives”
performance
dimensions variable

 

49 HM

framed photographic prints
36.3 × 54 × 4 cm

 

50 AF
Just one more thing ...
the human ‘Harry Meadley’
dimensions variable