More excellent and always thought provocking events coming up in the CCA in the coming month.
With Alice Butler, Josh Cohen, Lucy Clout, Esther Peeren & Marianna Simnett. Moderated by Steven Bode & Remco de Blaaij.
In this one-day symposium exploring a variety of themes proposed by the exhibition ‘What Will They See of Me?’, artists Marianna Simnett and Lucy Clout will be joined by cultural theorist Dr Esther Peeren, writer and psychoanalyst Josh Cohen, and writer and critic Alice Butle
Beginning with the artists’ works themselves, the day’s discussions will range widely over contemporary notions of identity and visibility, privacy and posterity. In a response to the suggestion that ‘nothing dies on the internet’, the speakers consider the ghostly afterlife that images can acquire in our increasingly shared and crowded (digital) world.
Creative Lab Residency
Mon 1 June — Fri 12 June 2015
Residency only – public events TBA
Sam will be working on finding strategies for producing ‘prompt’ material towards the second part of a semi-collaborative project with artist Douglas Morland, concerned with theatricality as critical vocabulary & the fragility of language & communicative processes.
Following the first part of an artistic exchange in 2014, Sam and Douglas are embarking on the counterpart to that exchange, in which their roles in the production of new work will be reversed.
In the initial stage of the collaboration, Douglas created ‘prompts’, which were sent to Sam by email. These cryptic, typographic and image-based transmissions took on and parodied the form of a dramaturgical script, functioning as cryptic catalysts to prompt the creation of new work.
During this Creative Lab residency, Sam will create prompts for Douglas to respond to in the second part of the exchange. The nature of these prompts – chiefly their medium – will be negotiable, and will indeed form part of the investigation. Broadly speaking, Sam will be collecting, altering, re-composing, and re-contextualizing various kinds of found source material, as a general strategy.
As before, the prompts will play on the idea of the dramaturgical script, in a loose sense, without being confined necessarily to the medium of printed text. The prompts will consist of two adjacent types of information. There will be a deliberate disjuncture between the two forms, their connection ambiguous. This difficulty in reading the disparate information together will encourage ‘misunderstandings’ and subjectivity on the part of the respondent (Douglas) in the resulting work. This is intended in turn to reflect on shared conceptual concerns regarding the distortion of information & language during communicative processes.
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