William Titley


Projects:Spatial Inventories






goto demo st goto doorstep gallery goto installation goto to the dig goto glenridding goto land drawing
goto curating goto newspaper goto tidal properties ltd goto lancs 2 lahore project  



Developing a collection of clipart is a great way to explore new territory.

The process of gathering material involves the organisation of objects into categories according to perceptions of the immediate environment. The categories develop organically as folders or archives and act as points or places for allocating generalised identities: animals, skies, architecture, people etc.

minig community

The objects (i.e. houses), cut from their original location become displaced from the relationships they once had with other elements within the photograph: they become floating elements in the new visual image. They are spatially free objects, which may be placed on any spatial plane within and outside the laws of perspective.

They are, in a sense, displaced and yet retain their identity as an object in the categorisation folder/archive. The severed relationships between background, middle and foreground can be reconstructed by placing the object strategically onto another image.

The classification process is a response to the location and becomes a visual representation of physical relationships with that place. The clipart objects themselves, are a visual compilation of the relationship between artist, as a consumer of spatial aesthetic and the place, in this case,a provider of environmental consumption.


artisttraffic signhouseflowersdustbinwood beetletenttraffic cone

Small sample of clipart used in the project.

Commissioned residency by Greystones Gallery, Glenridding.