Archives for August 2015
HANDOVER FROM GROUP 1. “IF NOT THIS THEN WHAT?” IN RESIDENCE FROM: 24.08.2015 TO 28.08.2015 LYDIA HEATH AMY WYATT DAWN EVANS TO: GROUP 2. ”DOMESTICATING CONFLICT” YONAT NITZAN -GREEN LAURENCE DUBE-RUSHBY CLARISSE WISSER SUSAN FRANCIS DATE: Tuesday 1ST SEPTEMBER 2015 [no earlier than 9.30 am and no later than 10.30 am] The […]
PRE –LAB REPORT DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2015 Technicians: Lydia Heath BA Fine Art Amy Wyatt BA Graphic Art Dawn Evans MA Fine Art Place of Lab: The Winchester Gallery, Park Avenue, Winchester SO23 8DL Period of experimentation: 24th August to 28th August 2015 What concept[s] is this […]
Performance becomes Spectacle Spectacle becomes Entertainment Entertainment becomes Passivity Passivity becomes Consent Consent becomes Democracy* *(no words are exchanged, roles are assumed, objectives are achieved) Yonat Nitzan-Green performing ‘Dust Collection’ (‘Agitation 1’).
Amy Wyatt, Dawn Evans, Lydia Heath & Helen Northcott in conversation responding to ‘Agitation 1’ by Laurence Dube-Rushby.
Ping! – goes Facebook messenger Lydia says: “Saw it and thought of you :)” The defining of self means the purposeful neglect of all that is other than self. It is a process increasingly reductive that finally leaves the slate wiped clean” – Thomas McEvilley in ‘Inside The White Cube’ Discuss.
The sound of dissent ‘Conversation suggests a connection that is sustained or sustainable and goes beyond chit-chat or chatter.’ (Feldman, 1999). Allan Feldman, ‘Conversation As Methodology In Collaborative Action Research’, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. http://people.umass.edu/~afeldman/ActionResearchPapers/Feldman1999.PDF Agitation action no. 1 with a vacuum cleaner – 28.8.2015 I went […]
About Dawn is collaborating with Lydia Heath and Amy Wyatt during Week 1 of the Laboratory of Dissent project, a new CAS exhibition at The Winchester Gallery. Week 1 ‘If Not This Then What?’ takes place from Monday 24th August – Friday 28th August 2015. You can also follow their research on Tumblr.
Has this space been transgressed? Has our limited time been compromised? Is there anything at risk here? Confrontation or conversation? Public consultation project- office set up. Commercial . This project appears passive, non -threatening, potentially neutral . With a few strategic chocies of documentation, the perception can become otherwise. People now coming into space to discuss their […]
Even when one is born into a social group (ima: “I literally call them my social brothers and sisters”) and live together, day and night (ima: “as We did in the kibbutz”) for eighteen years one still does not know the ‘other/s’. ima: “Graphite powder is my favorite kind of dust.” ima: […]
Monday 24th August. Set up day for Group 1’s ‘If not this then what?” project at The Winchester Gallery. Our aim is to create a Public Consultation Project in the The Winchester Gallery space . Sofa spaces were to be used for informal discussion and exchange. A more formal working area of four joined desks , […]
Here are Judith Butler’s wise words: “Precariousness implies living socially, that is, the fact that one’s life is always in some sense in the hands of the other. It implies exposure both to those we know and to those we do not know; a dependency on people we know, or barely know, or know not […]
My first wish for the Laboratory of Dissent was to invite all artists involved to express their reasons for willing to take part in this experimental practice; exploring Dissent within a large collaboration and in the context of an institutional Art Gallery seemed like an opportunity for me to question the reasons for […]
The Laboratory of Dissent at the Winchester Gallery is an exhibition with a difference. The artists are working on-site inviting visitors to observe the process of collaboration. By making our practice public, I hope that the work will be a thought provoking exhibition that not only evolves organically but develops a deeper understanding of how […]
Dust and text are being gathered for Week 2 of The Laboratory of Dissent. What the resident artists will do with the dust remains to be discovered. I offer: Three poems, handwritten Fragments of oil pastel, shaved Chalk dust and Seed dust (black sesame and linseed) Rinsed Eggshells, Ground I was inspired to generate dust, rather than collect it. My […]