Review by Baby Academic / Cathryn Ladd

A thoughtful reflection on Multivoices: a script by researchers publication launch.

We […] delved deeper into the publication itself, first discussing the design choices made by Jon Cannon. I found this particularly interesting because it is a visually unique artifact: its large margins (perhaps for thinking), its democratic use of typography, its colour coding, and the way it takes the form of a script – precisely scrunching together formalised excerpts from people’s presentations from the original day, with colloquial commentary taken from different discussions – are all things which are fundamental to its original engagement with knowledge production. I personally find the format of a script very fitting due to the way it connotes transitory movement and performance. I felt that the original day last year was a fleeting presence, a momentary coming together of differently like-minded people and I felt the same way about this launch event. It feels only appropriate that the book itself has the potential to fluidily enter new territories and challenge new spaces and I know that I for one will definitely be taking my copy along for my research ride.

(Cathryn Ladd)

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Project documentation from In-House 1998, from the ESA archive

A group of seven artists used a vacant and derelict back-to-back council house in Burnley, Leeds as a base for a three month residency. The house was then opened to the public, with work produced in response to the house and site exhibited in the rooms.

The aim of the project is to produce new work in response to the house and its history, architecture and site and to create a dialogue with the community. The house itself is a large back-to-back that has been ‘under siege’; brown shutters barricade five of the windows and the broken and battered door […] for a while it is an artists workspace and gallery.

(Karen Watson)




Between Utility and Uselessness

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.