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Ford is an artist whose varied practice includes drawing, assemblage, installation and film. His observative projects often feature play, chance or repetition; being of an existential nature, contemplating life in the universe and how we spend time, using everyday materials and absurd scenarios.
"Performance of one kind or another is central to much of Ford's work; whether the performing body is the artist's own, that of a stand-in, or the audience themselves. In 2010 he staged an event where members of the public were invited to aid him in destroying his cursed Nissan Primera; another project bore the instructive title 33 things to do before you’re 10 (2007-2009) ; and an earlier work saw the invention of a new home based sport, House Gymnastics." (Lily Hacking, Curator, City Gallery Wellington, 2012)