Have you ever wondered why CAS is the way it is, who we are, or how we work? When David Dixon first invited artists to become CAS Associates in December 2013, he introduced them to the concept of Autopoietic Morphogenesis. Also known as A.M, it is an emerging methodology that has informed CAS artistic activity ever since. […]
1. Pushing the edges breakin’ out Finding your own dance and makin’ your mark. Testing the edges where the tension lies and the fears rise Society’s big mouth wide, ready to bite you. Teasing the edges where desire resides And the impossible becomes possible with a willingness to realise great gifts. Pushing the edges and […]
Friday 11th September A Discussion: “Identity as Identification” “Identities are never pre-given but are always the result of a process of identification” – Chantal Mouffe, ‘Agonistic Spaces, Artistic Activism’, p4 Intention: using images as a starting point for discussion I had planned to explore the process of identification and it’s relationship to identity as a cultural construct. To […]
Artists Questions for Daily Reflection These questions were chosen by me at the outset of this project for (but not limited to) week 3. What hegemonic structures are present? What hegemonic narratives are present? What is the prevailing hegemonic structure? Are we in or out? Who is “we”? What roles have you consciously or unconsciously identified with? […]
Our world is awash with information. The messages being beamed at us are often repetitive and deliberately crafted: designed to influence us. Often the intention behind media such as news and advertising is to persuade us to adopt a specific belief, conclusion or behaviour. Learning to ask questions helps us to see beyond the intended message and make up […]
Who is you? Who are you not? Why are you not the same? Do They matter? Are you in the we? Why do you say ‘we’, when you mean ‘I’? Define you. ‘Welcome to you’ is a self reflection exercise to bring awareness to how identities are formed in relation to the ‘other’. View a Print Friendly […]
In this video CAS artists talk to each other about the ideas and images that had emerged by midweek. As the gallery is open to visitors, the group was pleasantly surprised to be joined by Nicky 5.min in. Present: Cell group 3 (Kirsty Smith, Maija Liepins, Isaac) and Nicky If you want to skip to a specific subject when listening, […]
Packing for my first day in the gallery I am conscious I am not taking any raw materials with me, basically just pens, computer, and money for the daily papers. I am struck by how the way I want to work at the moment is with improvisation at the moment of encounter with the world. Improvisation is […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]