I contribute to Critical Practice, a cluster of artists, researchers and academics hosted by the CCW Graduate School at Chelsea College of Art and Design. We have a longstanding interest in art, public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original, participatory events.
In a bespoke, temporary structure designed by award-winning architects we produced PARADE a programme of events that explored the diverse, contested and vital conceptions of being in public.
PARADE was so successful we were able to produce a legacy publication, the book will be launched on Thursday 3rd March at 5.30 pm with a conversation about public protest with Joseph Heatcott, in the lecture theatre at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Maybe see you there?
Exhibition curated by Stephen Bury. 19th January - 19th February 2011
I have two publications in the exhibition, the first, LOOT is from 1992
I had an exhibition of sculptures at the Cabinet Gallery, in London. They consisted of a series of re-made objects which ranged from classic Melodi Ikea shelving -like a Robert Morris artwork- Rietveld's prototype of the Red and Blue chair, a Picasso Still Life and a door, amongst other things. They were all made from recycled cardboard, and some laminated with appropriate finishes, like wood veneers or reflective plastic. I was interested in different economies of value and how they intersect and overlap with categories of objecthood.........
For the duration of the exhibition, every day I placed the sculptures for sale in LOOT magazine, a vast pre-digital market of second-hand artifacts so that they could circulate amongst other things, other structures of evaluation. Each day they came into contact with different things.
Every week I collected six copies of LOOT, ringed the sculptures for sale with a pen - a common gesture to suggest interest - and collated them into a bespoke slip-case. These gathered publications became the catalogue for the exhition. I was thinking about curatorial practices and strategies of collecting even as I was fabricating things.