The phrase is. "Make me an offer I can’t take it all back home with me!" A phrase I heard at a car boot sale at 2 oclock in the afternoon when everyone is thinking about going home. It was the perfect sentiment for the show?
(Film 59 secs.) The recording is made onto a c90 cassette which is an hour and a half long. Its not a loop, the tape player plays both sides so I have to say the phrase over and over to fill up the tape.
Made from two cut down decorarating tables. (Decorating tables are what people use to sell things from at the car boot sale
Photo: Jo Newman
The yellow truck has matchsticks in it. I used matchsticks to make the car boot/ decorating tables. Photo: Jo Newman
Various bits and pieces I used in the construction of "Don't make me take it all back home with me!" .From small nails and screws to electrical wire
This one imagines buying the oil paint I used to paint the landscape at a car boot sale in dustbins.
Me buying toy cars at a car boot sale. At the time it was where I got a lot of my materials from.
"Don't make me take it all back home with me!" installed at 'Studio 1:1 gallery.' Passing underneath is 'Buy my painting!" Photo: Jo Newman
The 'giant' swtich that sets the sound going. This was also bought from the car boot sale
Some extra small toy cars bought from a real car boot sale now pretending to be for sale on a pretend model car boot sale stall.
As well as 'Offer Must End Soon', this work was also shown in, 'Everydebris', St. Paul’s Gallery, London E3- (2006) and 'Flip Shift Show Switch', Berlin (2011).