Images copyright John Darwell.
Yep that's what they are, bags of shite. Bags of dog shit to be exact. Or to give the work it's full title 'DISCARDED DOG SHIT BAGS' by John Darwell. A typology of a very modern phenomenon and I'm guessing a pretty British one. Go to beauty spot to commune with nature, into the lovely park land and then when your dog shits place it in a plastic bag and hang it from a tree like some fucking hellish totem. Once you stop giggling at the idea and disgust of the series it 'throws up' (no pun intended) all kinds of modern life nonsense. Another spin knowing John is that the exhibition prints will be spot on so beautiful prints of horribleness. You'll want to look but then a bit of sick will be in your mouth at the same time as you have a wry smile on your face. It will be a messy time at The 2011 FORMAT FESTIVAL where you will be able to see the series next march.