8 October 2011

Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Sign

Ellie Harrison <i>Early Warning Sign</i>, 2011

Ellie Harrison Early Warning Sign, 2011

Beacon is the Pre-Tour Host of one of artist Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Signs at the headquarters in Lincolnshire, LN5 0HW.

Created for Artsadmin’s Two Degrees festival, these signs utilise the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism, not as a tool to sell us more, but as a tool to simply remind us of the consequences of our consumption. In the interests of her new mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle your art’, Ellie Harrison is now facilitator of a lifelong project to tour the four signs to different public locations, so they can continue to ‘promote’ their cause. The 2012 host venues will be Site Gallery in SheffieldDundee Contemporary Arts and the CCAand Trongate 103in Glasgow.