Close menu


Sunderland Repository records the research produced by the University of Sunderland including practice-based research and theses.

OB1 Digital video still from space/socialspace exhibition at workplace gallery

Hutchinson, James OB1 Digital video still from space/socialspace exhibition at workplace gallery. space/socialspace, 28 Jun - 03 Aug 2013, Workplace Gallery Gateshead.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


James Hutchinson’s ‘O B 1’ short for ‘Orange Bag 1’ is a video of a cheap orange plastic bag that was caught in the apple tree in Hutchinson’s back garden for about six weeks. Part of an extensive and ongoing series of photographs and videos that document found situations in his daily environment; Hutchinson focuses on the abject detritus and remains of contemporary consumer culture. Pared down to three elements: the knarled and silhouetted branches of the apple tree, the vivid orange of the plastic, and the lapis blue background of the sky; this work oscillates between a playful toying with cinematic cliché - nodding towards both ‘American Beauty’ and ‘Star Wars’ - and with the notion of painting as video and video as painting.

Image (JPEG)

Download (116kB) | Preview

More Information

Additional Information: Preview 28th June 2013, 6 - 8pm 29th June - 3rd August 2013 Thurs - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Depositing User: James Hutchinson


Item ID: 5536
Official URL:

Users with ORCIDS

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:42
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:38


Author: James Hutchinson

University Divisions

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Digital Media

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item