James Bloomfield

James Bloomfield is interested in exploring the media delivery of information that the digital age allows and testing the fluidity of material to exploit the inherent resonance of objects. His source material is war, propaganda, capitalism, consumerism and social conditioning. Information absorbed is filtered through classical elements and then carefully constructed using a museological language to present a new entity.
Bloomfield is currently exploring the process of slip casting objects and firing them using ancient pit firing techniques or more modern industrial process. He is interested in the object as artefact and the presentation of information. The objects have either a personal connection, or are related to the everyday; or are socially or politically charged. Recent work includes the creation of 226 commemorative plates created through a mass participation workshop. The resulting plates then formed an intervention at Salford Museum and Art Gallery being used in the regular dinner service of the Museum cafe.