SPIKE IT PROJECT
The SPIKE IT project located 6 feet tall spike files in nine offices to investigate issues of work, flow and waste. Participating offices included; Winchester Gallery, Portsmouth City Council, Gunwharf Management Office, a food import company, and a publishing house. A further spike was created as the artist’s control spike.
In the SPIKE residencies office workers were asked to dispose of their waste paper using the spike rather than through recycling bins. Driver was able to track office patterns, routines and behaviour through the stratus of waste paper and the monitoring CCTV.
PIKEIT was also shown live in the Millais gallery, with a live web feed to the organisations administrative office.
SPIKE IT archive includes:
CCTV films of SPIKE monitoring
Filmed Interviews with workers and teams discussing office processes and waste management
C-Print photographs on Aluminium
ATMOSPHERE Board- digital
Web site ( archived)
The project resulted in the Work Play exhibition, and individual works from the project have been exhibited nationally.,