Callum Morton’s monumental installation and sculptural practice explores the emotional and social impacts of the built environment, drawing on notions of history, absence, drama and humour. Works by the internationally acclaimed artist explore human interaction with architectural forms and objects through disorientating their origins from a specific historical milieu.
Screen #25: Woman (2011) is a miniature version of a drive-in cinema screen and a recurring motif in the work of Morton. This post-war relic is of interest to the artist because it is a redundant form of architecture that has been superseded by other types of screen-based entertainment, such as televisions, computers and mobile phones. This nostalgic reminder of the heyday of Hollywood combined the 20th century iconography of the film, modernist architecture and the motor car. The eye-catching colours and typography on Screen #25: Woman recall a Pop Art painting of the 1960s, and serve to remind us how far we have come and how far there is still to go on the road to gender equality.