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A landscape tinted in brown and orange tones, with fields, streams and mountains. Words in a fancy script read 'It is important when we are discussing the temporary phantasmous zone that we bear in mind its capacity for absolute and unprovoked material change at any time'.

Craig Pavid Parr - TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

Two photos are next to each other. The left one is a view across fields with boulders dotted across them, a stone gatepost is painted with the words 'Keep Out'. The second image is a close up of a bread slicing machine from a factory, with white sliced loaves on its belt.

Craig Pavid Parr - TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

A close up on a stream amongst plants and mosses is tinted heavily in orange tones. Yellow words in an old fashioned font read 'the tape only shows the last recording, other older things may be hiding beneath'.

Craig Pavid Parr - TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE

Meadow Arts digital commission, 2021.

A landscape tinted in brown and orange tones, with fields, streams and mountains. Words in a fancy script read 'It is important when we are discussing the temporary phantasmous zone that we bear in mind its capacity for absolute and unprovoked material change at any time'.Two photos are next to each other. The left one is a view across fields with boulders dotted across them, a stone gatepost is painted with the words 'Keep Out'. The second image is a close up of a bread slicing machine from a factory, with white sliced loaves on its belt.A close up on a stream amongst plants and mosses is tinted heavily in orange tones. Yellow words in an old fashioned font read 'the tape only shows the last recording, other older things may be hiding beneath'.

TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE

In Craig David Parr’s new work TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE, he explores the otherworldliness of Shropshire, as a place where multiple dimensions and realities can converge and offer up a way to think beyond now.

The name comes from the anarchist concept of temporary autonomous zones; places where rules are redefined for a short period of time, a tool for rethinking and putting into practice new ways of structuring society.

Parr has drawn together (and continuously references) theory, fantasy, magic, sci-fi, history and class struggle to create the TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE, a series of film chapters that act as a hybrid world that reconnects with regional folklore traditions through utilising hopefulness and magic practices - as tools to transform the world.

As well as the online work, TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE is on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery as part of a further installation. In this, Parr has borrowed visual elements from ghost trains, theme park rides and fairs; working class aesthetic experiences which have a power to create otherworldly sensations, creating simulated reality shifts even if only for a few seconds. Mixing this with the language of museological display and emphasising the alien-ness of objects pulled from other times and other places he has created a TEMPORARY PHANTASMOUS ZONE installation, a display that can act as a reminder of our place within deep time and unknowing.

Craig David Parr

Craig David Parr describes himself as a "Nottingham based working-class DIY art warlock, with an interest in memory/the occult/goblins/class/stone circles/ghost trains/deep-time/hyperstition/fantasy and the consequences of nostalgia. Co-founder of midlands based collective KUHLE WAMPE. Industrial slime production. Nofixed media. Cheap and reliable."

www.craigdavidparr.com

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