Between Utility and Uselessness
Written for Place, Space, Action, the inaugural exhibition at the Market Gallery. Market Gallery is a new exhibition space located in the Queensgate indoor market, Huddersfield.
Part of the Temporary Contemporary initiative: a partnership between the market, Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.
East Street Arts organised a meal at Artist House 45 to catch up with John and Manon, the current residents, and discuss plans for a publication about the ongoing project.
I will be running a workshop about artist live/work at ‘Culture Community Creativity’ conference, part of the University of Huddersfield’s ROTOR programme.
A chapter I wrote about housing, architecture and performance art has been published in From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists. (Edited by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos and Kirsten Day)
The whole book can be read here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/from-conflict-to-inclusion-in-housing
I have always said that we have to put Duchamp’s urinal back in the restroom.
I am helping to facilitate ‘A Day on Resilience’, at East Street Arts on 29th June. I will be initiating a discussion about the benefits and precarity of blurring life and work within creative projects.
Mapping the organisations, individuals, projects and ideas which enabled and established House 45.
Multi-voices in Research: Co-Interpreting Art and Architecture
Date: Sat 6th May, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds LS9 7EH
A one day symposium, bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in including multiple voices in research, through collective storytelling, mapping and design.
The symposium is organised around a shared meal to facilitate convivial discussions as well as a series of prepared contributions. It will be structured in three parts:
Coffee: Where is your own voice in your art/work/research? Are there others?
Lunch: Does your art/work/research have a home or private life? Who shares it?
Drinks: How are different or opposing voices hosted, invited or negotiated in your art/work/research?
Paula McCloskey, Julia Udall, Goran Vodicka, Jon Orlek, Sophie Raikes, Ben Cornish, Vulpes Vulpes (remote contribution), Jon Cannon, Cathryn Ladd, Matthew Cheeseman, Season Butler, Lydia Catterall, Karen Watson, Katherine Quinn
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Info can be downloaded here.
A response to Ben Davis’s article, “A Critique of Social Practice Art: What does it mean to be a political artist?” by Elizabeth Grady:
A multifaceted approach that allows for the voices (and often conflicting perceptions) of multiple stakeholders (artists, community leaders, partner organizations,…) to be heard, with parallel statistics about participation and community makeup is a good start. This combines theories of change with ethnographic methods of evaluation and dialogic approaches like collaborative action research, participatory action research.
More details here.