Cosima von Bonin – ‘Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea’ at the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

The ‘Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea’ installation in the Main Hall at Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is on show until 7 August 2016.

As soon as you enter there’s a large birdlike soft toy, which reminded me of Buzby, the star of British Telecom’s TV ads in the 1980s, sitting astride an enormous missile.

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An orange lobster was draped on what looked like table legs.

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The bottom section of the octopus’ eight tentacles looked as though they were claws made of glass.

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I wondered what the two structures sitting on a high swing were. I thought that they looked a bit like wide mouths with a brown interior and no teeth. When I looked at the Gallery of Modern Art website there was a photo of the structures interior which revealed that they had eyes, making them look more like some kind of shellfish.

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I wasn’t sure what the creature the black form leaning on the red dog represented.

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The fabric piece on the right, with the green and blue background, looked like a public service ad encouraging people to put litter in bins.

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The brown lobster below looked pretty comfy on the padded blue sun chair.

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