The first body of work was created across six years, when Tim Mitchell secured access-all-areas privileges to capture life backstage at Paris and Milan fashion weeks. Here he presents us with an eye-witness account of how desire is created through enormous spectacle involving multi-million pound budgets. Alongside this he presents a body of work created with the anthropologist Dr Lucy Norris that plots the processes by which our clothes end their lives – being herded together in warehouses, stripped of their identities and marks of distinction, and shipped to the Indian subcontinent to be broken down. This exhibition will be accompanied by a second exhibition from Mitchell entitled ‘The Hopeless Transport Archive, a vast collection of photographic images of abandoned vehicles, accumulated over two full decades.
Product, 31 August-3 November and The Hopeless Transport Archive, 31 August-27 October, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art at National Glass Centre, Sunderland. www.ngca.co.uk