mike nelson


Mike Nelson, ‘To the Memory of H.P. Lovecraft’, 1999, 2008.

To the Memory of H.P Lovecraft (1999,2008) saw Nelson bashing holes in the pristine white gallery walls and freestanding plinths, as if some creature had torn it’s way through the room. Leaving the narrative vague and bare, Nelson leaves it up to the viewer to react to his installations as they want to. Nelson plays with simulation, representations of the real, replicas and objects placed in new contexts. By recreating something quite simple, but in a new and unexpected way, he is able to make us feel at odds with the space.