Tom Dale, Divining rods, concrete, wood and string, 2010.



British artist Tom Dale explores ideas around the ludicrous and absurd, mainly working with sculpture and film. Focusing on everyday objects by distorting or altering them, Dale explores the contradictions of our society. In the artist’s words: ‘I think a lot of pieces I’ve made recently have been trying to work out what are the identifiable faces of power.

There are holders of power who direct things. […] I’m just curious as to where the decisions get made’. With Department Of The Interior (2012), one of his most iconic works, Dale explicitly mocks the authority of Parliament by reducing political powerhouse to a bouncy castle for children.