Since 2012, Scott Mason has been sonically documenting exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run spaces. These recordings form a unique document of the relationship between architecture and objects. Taking these recordings as objects themselves, the recordings are mixed, layered and conflated, facilitating the potential of exhibitions to become objects that can be curated, and exploring our engagement with the exhibition context.
This event consists of various elements that act in relation to each other over the course of the month.
Wed 3 May 2017
Joseph Kendra: If You Had a Year to Change Something What Would You Do?
The BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop Series 2013-14 was a project that explored the possibilities of change and transformation, through ideas about art, thought and technology. Organised in partnership with theatre company Quarantine, the project asked people to answer a simple question: If you had a year to change something, what would you do? A group of 30 recruited participants met across a series of events between 2013-2014, with invited guests from a wide range of disciplines. The ‘Thought Workshop Series’ acted as a case study for Tate Exchange, a new space at Tate Modern for the public to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art. This talk explores how long-term collaborations between institutions, artists and the public might transform the way we think about current artistic practice, learning and the role of the museum.
Tue 9 May 2017
QUAD Arts centre | PaintingDigitalPhotography conference
The PaintingDigitalPhotographyconference seeks to investigate how artists and theorists are currently engaged in critical discourses around the shifting relationships of painting, photography, and digital manipulation. How are these mediums being defined in their connection to one another as new hybrid forms are being created through their combination? What do these combinations tell us about these mediums and disciplines, their natures and practices, in the digital age? In what ways might digital imaging and manipulation enable a painting / photographyinterconnectivity? Central to the debate will be the focus on the blurred boundaries, common threads, antagonisms, distinctions, and growing interrelationship between painting, photography, and ‘the digital’ in the development of new creative practices.
Thu 18 May 2017
Hackpad Event: (play)ground - less / Luli Perez / Jane Frances Dunlop & Mira Loew
What does it mean to be an artist in today’s digital and nomadic world?
Who forms our community when we exist inside a global network?
Where do we find the local when we are constantly on the move?
What does it mean to inhabit the temporary?
Itinerant Assembly interrogates these questions through a five-month programme of events which investigate the productive potential of temporary togetherness. The series of assemblies, which began in January this year, culminates in two final events this May: a new commission by emerging international artist group (play)ground - less, and a hackpad event based around a conversation between international participants, which will take place on an online collaborative document that can be updated in real time.