Social Mobility, 2010

Social Mobility, 2010

Approximate Size:
6′ x 2′ x 2′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, steel, wood, casters, dog-leash

Description:
This piece is one of several created for a solo show at The University of Maryland. It was taken for regular walks around campus by gallery staff. This sticker occupied the space on the floor where the piece was displayed when at rest.

Lamination, 2008

Lamination, 2008

Size:
7’ x 6’ x 1″ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Felt, thread & buttons

Description:
This drawing was created in several steps. First I de-constructed 7 individual garments which together comprised an outfit. I then laid them flat, photographed them, imported them into my computer and traced the outlines. After some tweaking I printed the drawing on a large roll printer and used the shapes as a pattern. More tweaking and the removal of all the right arms. Then more fitting work and after several iterations a final garment was cut and button holes were added.

This arrangement references the manufacturing of plywood in which thin sheets of wood are peeled from trees, layered and glued together.

© Derick Melander, 2012

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Originally a site specific piece for the Red Dot Art Fair, This video was filmed in the hotel room the night before the opening. After an early morning edit, we installed a mini DVD player in the closet along with all the clothing from the poem.

Dreams Divided The Natural Uniti
One Free Voice Above The Crowd
R Nomad Identity InStride

Spellbound Acrobat S Bridge The Gap
A Tightrope Outline Barely There

I’m Absolutely Pale
Solitude S Rare Essence
U Breakaway Speechless 2xist