We are Made of Dreams and Dreams are Made of Us (still), 2006; DVD, 2 min 22 sec

Steve Bishop

We are Made of Dreams and Dreams are Made of Us (still), 2006; DVD, 2 min 22 sec

2007 / Artists

Steve Bishop

B 1983 Toronto, Canada

2006-08 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2003-06 BA [hons] Fine Art, Kingston University, London

Previous Exhibitions:
2007 S1/Salon Season 4, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
2007 4th Halloween Short Film Festival, ICA, London
2006 Peace Camp, The Brick Lane Gallery, London
2006 Go Hang Yourself, Nolia's Gallery, London
2005 Multiples, LOT, Bristol
2005 Swan Song, P-10 Project Space, Singapore
2004 Debra's Show, 23cr Gallery, London
2004 Fo Sho MoFo, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston

Selectors' Comments:
Steve Bishop's volcano looks like the stuff of baking soda and vinegar Boys' Life goes to Switzerland, but the timing is all. Just when you thought the world was safe for postcard recreation, 'Pop' blows the weasel.

Artist's Statement:
Using an unbroken 'shot' of the familiar Paramount Mountain under an improbable attack, 'We are Made of Dreams...' humorously plays with the concept of second-hand experience through the mediated image. The video's utilisation of 'special effects' is paradoxical, as it assumes the position, as an action-based visual simulation, of the very spectacle it seeks to criticise.