BARRY SYKES. SELECTED WORKS






SAUNA READING GROUP 2016
Discussion series


THAT'S AS MAYBE
2016
Four page feedback form


MORE BRACKETS
2015
Various painted wooden sculptures


SOCIABLE HERMIT
2015
Installation of various residency projects


A SCULPTURE I ONCE SAW, BUT WHICH I'VE ALWAYS LIKED, BY AN ARTIST I CAN'T REMEMBER, REMADE FROM MY WRITTEN DESCRIPTION BY SOMEONE I'VE NEVER MET 2013, 2015- onwards
Collaborative sculpture project


"IT MUST BE TOLD." (AGAIN)
2014
Video, installation and performance lecture


I'M AT THIS INVERSE EVE OR I'M 2014
Adapted performance lecture and sculpture


'IT MUST BE TOLD.'
2013
Performance lecture with props


HERMIT MOVIE RETHINK 2013
Adapted performance lecture


STILL BUSY
2013
Collaborative video project


THE APOCRALYPSE 2012
Hypothetical talks project


A HERMIT'S MOVIE IV: IN TREES
2011
Performance lecture for a planetarium


LATE AT TATE (I AM NOT HIM AND I DO NOT HAVE YOUR PEN)
2011
Various projects


STUDY STUDY
2011
Vinyl text on wall


MIRRORS FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE (#2,3,4,5 FOR PS11)
2011
Mirrors


MIRROR FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE (#1 SMALLER HALL)
2011
Mirror


KITEMARK
2011
Paint marker on wall


PORTRAIT SESSION (BORROWED INSTRUMENTS I CANNOT PLAY)
2010
900 Jpegs, Digital photo frame


PROFESSIONAL NICE GUY 2010
Framed marker pen on paper / Video, 48mins


MY EYES
2010
Ping pong balls, acrylic paint, wire


IMPERSONATING A PART-TIME PCSO
2007 - 2010


POPULAR PROBLEMS (1-5)
2010
Various materials


0.001%
2009
Engraved traffolyte plaque


RELAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT SCULPTURE
2009
Pine, bamboo, epoxy resin and enamel paint


THE LEAST MOST (THE MOST LEAST?) 2009
DVD 11mins


LARGE BRACKET 2009
Pine, epoxy resin and enamel paint


A SORT OF OPEN SECRET 2008
Performance lecture


MONOLOGUE FOR THE SIRKUS
2008
Performance (with Duncan Mcafee)


SO LONG ( 2/24THs OF A SECOND OF PREHISTORIC 1960s)
2008
Found drawings, mirrors, wooden frames


THE ONGOING SONG or FILMING MYSELF SINGING ONE NOTE, FOR FIVE SECONDS, ONCE A YEAR, EVERY YEAR, FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, EACH NOTE ADDED ONTO THE END OF THE ONE BEFORE, SLOWLY BUILDING UP IN INTO SOME KIND OF CONTINUOUS, WAVERING, IMPROVISED CHRONOLOGICAL TUNE 2008 onwards
Video clip archive


HELLO SEBASTIAN ... DID YOU SAY A4
2008
Book Project


SOMEONE ELSE'S SMALL HAND DANCE 2008
Performance


THE DAD DIRECTIVES
2008
Framed inkjet prints and text


COLLABORATIVE STUDY ON PARTIALLY-SIGHTED PHILANTHROPY
(WORKING MODEL)
2008
Long distance imagined map of Vaasa, adapted woodcrafts, receipt,
edition of compiled emails on chair


BRACKETS 2008
Wood, Epoxy resin and assorted paints


EXACT COPY OF JONATHON MONK'S 'THE ENDLESS SEARCH FOR
PERFECTION' 2006
2008
Adjusted coat hangers


1.234p 2008
C-type print on Dibond facemounted to plexiglass


QUESTIONING ADULTS
2007
Carved balsa wood & model maker's enamel paint / Cartridge paper
& pencil.


DESIGN FOR A GIF 2006
Coloured pencil on sugar paper.


TOP SECRET UK AIRBASE FROM MEMORY 2004 - onwards
Paintmarker on Wall


DOCTOR'S NOTE
2005
Typed letter.


TRYING TO REMEMBER ALL THE PEOPLE ALASDAIR HAS BEEN TOLD
HE LOOKS LIKE (HE GETS IT ALL THE TIME) - LINED UP AT HIS
APPROXIMATE HEIGHT
2004
Laserjet prints mounted on Aluminium.


THE GEOMANCER 2004
Graphite on paper.


THE HOLOCAUST TOWER - NOW AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
2004
Pencil on paper.


PAGES FROM AN OPEN NOTEPAD IN THE JEWISH MUSEUM SHOP 2004
Found drawings.


RESOLUTION WAY 2003
Curated project featuring Bob and Roberta Smith, Cesare Pietroiusti,
Semloh Bbew and Artlab - Jeanine Richardson and Charlotte
Cullinan.


ALL I CAN REMEMBER I KNOW - IN FIVE DAYS 2002
Book Project, edition of 20


LIKENESS 2001
Biro on paper, Grand piano, Walkman, audio cassette, speakers.


WRONG SUMS 2001
Watercolour on paper.


INFINITY CAMERA 2000
Camera packaging, two-way mirror, lighted make up mirror,
Melamine, plastic, copper, hook, nails, tape.


PHOTOGRAPH OF INFINITY 2000
Photographic print.


MAGIC WANDS
2000
Painted branches.

















(Above: Poster for solo Late at Tate St Ives,
June 2011 ©Tate)


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