David Jaques | Oil is the Devils Excrement
10:00am - 5:00pm
York Art Gallery, York, UK
In redux form, Oil is the Devil’s excrement serves as the title of an animated short produced by the artist David Jacques.
The ideas and provocations proffered by the artwork provide the starting point for a conversation in which the aforementioned Stanlow – an oil refinery at Ellesmere Port on the Mersey Estuary in north west England – quickly looms large, offering a ready-made locus of invocatory magic whereby oil, shit, death, putrefaction and topography intermesh to give rise to a further iteration of Alfonzo’s feculent mantra in the form of the present work.