Something that I never had
Admin as art
Pull the cord / don't pull the cord
All that's solid melts into water
Do I Need Assistance?
It's a room. It has a centre. The floor is divided up into white squares with black outlines. They are weight sensitive. There are two doors into the room on opposite walls. One door is an entrance the other is an exit. There can be up to 6 people in the room The room is sensitive it has feelings. The more attention it gets the sounds are triggered and the smells that are expelled into the air. Each square lights up when it is stepped on and omits a sound/smell. At the centre is a tower of shopping trolleys and baskets, a tower of supermarkets wire frames. Within the back lit cage like structure are singular consumer items that are lit up depending on the squared that is activated. If all squares are pressed at the same time a secret unlocking occurs and the room goes into club mode. The default setting is for a neutral unlit floor and the middle structure to be lit without emphasis on the consumer items. These. consumer items represent most. popular ways of indulgence. - food, sex, leisure. The overall affect of this is for the audience to become aware of their behaviours and that part they play in the presentation and consumption of consumer items. But also to show the cages that the capitalist supermarket system keeps desire kept in.
In Your Room
Always end up doing a penis
Fave examples: Guerrilla Girls Gelitin Elmgreen & Dragset Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin Gilbert & George Warhol & Basquiat The Other - Marina Abramovic & Ulay General Idea - Feliz Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson Eva & Adel Fischli/Weiss Fluxus What is Co-art about? - sharing a personal relationship and blurring boundaries between life and art - reflection of money, ego, emotions, friendship, motivation, conflict - involves 2 or more artists - can argue that every piece of art has involved more than one person - art movements in 20th century but all had figureheads - examples of collectives through history, but often viewed as suspicious by authorities particularly in the Eastern bloc - in Latin American in the 60s and 70s art collectives were a way to expose repressive political regimes and expose damaging neoliberal economic policies - also art collectives used in AIDS activism e.g. General Idea - Develops into relational aesthetics (Bourriaud) investigating human relations within art and participatory practices - Research New York collectives: Art Club 2000 and K-Hole 0 examples of anonymous collectives - Bakhtin - the dialogical process of art - collective, communal, common, cooperative, coordinated, combined, conversation - anti compromise - adopt all ideas on the table, everyone is right
Notes on. Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration by Ellen De Wachter
Maybe in the Summer
I make my work to access art for myself during a difficult period of time. It is important for me that I have a physical representation of art that is tangible to remind me it is there, available and existing without dependence on electricity and virtuality. If at some point in the future the work gets to have it's own space then it can be made accessible for a range of people - this might mean having braille descriptions on hand, headphones for an audio tour, a ramp for wheels that propels the visitor into the exhibition space. Ultimately though you can have as many adjustments as you can thought shower for but there will always be someone that is not provided for. Therefore I see the social dimension to my work as important and allowing the audience to play their part in the exhibition, as extras, as coconspirators, collaborators or actors or all of the above. My work is made in a way that considers how each person will see it and experience it in. There are many ways, there are different ways and all of these waves are of equal validity and cumulatively stack to give an overarching afterglow or imprint of the work. This is in fact another version or an echo of the work that opens up a new discourse around what it means to make and express and can be used to feed the work or to create a new direction or way to view itself or other selves. In fact my work is a constant strive towards maintaining the creative position and process, whilst revealing and unveiling other structures at work, giving the audience the possibility of changing their perspective, learning something new, to be moved, to be dislodged from their present day frame of reference. In a way, therefore creating some kind of liberty or just a new tangerine for them to take home and share with others if they like. Or something to put their hands on their hips to and get an attitude to.
Hold Me (collab. with @ruthpickard)
Watching Windows (collab with @seventhousandfaces)